Chicago hospitals were among the top five in the rankings published Thursday by the non-profit advocacy group Hospital Watch.
The hospital system is among the nation’s busiest, with more than 17,000 patients a day and more than 6.5 million visits a year.
However, the hospital system has been criticized for high levels of mortality, high costs, and poor care.
Hospital Watch ranked hospitals in three categories: general hospital, acute care, and critical care.
The list was based on hospital performance and quality.
It was compiled by hospital leaders and patient advocates from the United States, Canada, and Europe.
The rankings were compiled by the American Hospital Association and included data from hospitals in 10 states.
Here are the top-ranked hospitals in each category: General Hospital Hospitals Hospitals in which patients have a serious illness (e.g., pneumonia, sepsis) and have a primary care physician at their bedside, excluding urgent care.
Chicago hospitals are among the worst in the country in these categories.
The Chicago Medical Center (CMCS) is the worst of the four in terms of the quality of care it provides.
The number of patient-on-patient hospitalizations was at a record high in 2018.
The average time to discharge a patient was 2.5 hours, according to the study.
The top three hospitals in the ranking were the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Philadelphia.
The other two were in New Jersey and Colorado.
General Hospital patients have less than a year of hospitalization in the first year after their diagnosis.
However for acute care and critical need, the average time in hospital was just under 6 months.
For patients with a severe illness, it was less than 3 months, according the study, which analyzed data from 2016 to 2020.
The majority of the hospitals in Chicago have lower quality of patient care, according Hospital Watch, which cites “disaster recovery” policies, low staffing, poor patient satisfaction, and patient turnover as major factors.
The study found that patients with major illnesses are more likely to stay in hospitals longer than those with minor illnesses.
The organization also cited an increase in hospitalizations for “critical care.”
Critical care patients have “serious conditions” and require intensive care.
However the number of patients admitted to the hospital for critical care increased by more than 50 percent between 2016 and 2020.
“The hospital system’s commitment to patients with serious illness has not kept pace with the nation,” said David R. Zukoski, president and CEO of Hospital Watch in a statement.
“Our data show that patients in critical care have a higher mortality rate, have a longer wait time for care, are more expensive, and have less quality of hospital care.”
Chicago hospitals also have higher rates of emergency department admissions and more frequent infections in their emergency rooms than the national average.
The ranking also listed five hospitals in which the average number of days patients are in the hospital has increased over the past year.
The overall trend is not good, the study found.
The three-day average increase in the Chicago area is nearly four times the national trend.
The four-day increase is nearly five times the Chicago average.
For the last decade, the Chicago Medical District (CMD) has seen its number of beds increase by about 8 percent per year.
Hospital Systemwide, the number has gone up nearly 25 percent per month since 2014.
The increase has occurred in the same time period that hospitals have seen a 25 percent increase in their overall ER visits.
The report found that Chicago had the second-highest ER rate among the 10 hospitals that Hospital Watch looked at.
The ER is the primary care hospital’s place for patients with medical problems that can be treated in the ED.
The patient has to be admitted to an emergency room.
The system is staffed primarily by nurses and other hospital employees.
The rate of ER visits has been on a steady increase for the last 10 years, the report found.
In the year up to the 2017-18 period, the ER rate was about twice as high in the city as it was in the rest of the country.
It increased by about 6 percent per week from 2015 to 2020, the period examined by Hospital Watch through a combination of hospital discharge records and medical records.
Hospitals also have a significantly higher incidence of hospital-acquired infections.
According to the report, there are nearly 2,400 hospital-associated infections per 100,000 people.
The CDC says the total number of hospitalizations in the United