VIDEO: Why do we need safety net hospitals?

What are safety net hospitals and why do they matter? On the Lown Hospitals Index we’ve seen that safety net hospitals have higher scores in civic leadership and avoiding low-value care. In fact, our #1 hospital on the index is a safety net hospital.

In this latest edition of “Lown Hospitals Q&A,” Shannon Brownlee and Vikas Saini answer three questions about safety net hospitals. Watch the video below for more!

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