On Twitter today: Good-looking graphics with a clear legend took me into the Memorial Sloan Kettering article from last fall on how we measure a hospital's five-year cancer survival rates. You can access it from the TW post. Their numbers indicate that one type of specific cancer hospital has better 5-year survival outcomes for cancer.
I had to look online for a definition of PPS. The hospital type with the best survival rate is exempt from the Medicare PPS system which is:
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
I opted for a local hospital for my DCIS, rather than the "big name" cancer hospital "near my area." I suspect mine may be one of Other...remaining hospitals including community hospitals. I salute their outstanding outpatient surgery, but I don't know their cancer records.
Would I do the same again? Maybe not. I didn't want the "team" setting, which can be rather hard to manipulate if one seriously wants to leave a doctor on the team. (Okay, I'm also a coward about driving to the big city.)
See the graph an read the article: https://www.mskcc.org/blog/msk-study-examines-care-outcomes-among-u-s-hospitals
I wish you health.