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Religious hospitals are tops

Religious hospitals are more efficient and provide better care, according to a study from Thomson Reuters, a business information solutions and data provider.

Researchers looked at 255 church-run hospitals, finding them "significantly more likely to provide higher quality care and efficiency" than both investor-owned and secular nonprofit health-care systems.

The study took into account medical complications, mortality rates, readmission rates, length of stay and other factors.


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