Some Hampton Roads hospitals get low ratings for common surgical procedures

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Many hospitals gather information on how patients fare after surgery, but it’s not typically available to the public.

That can make it hard to compare hospitals when you’re scheduling surgery.

Consumer Reports just rated nearly 2,500 hospitals for common surgical procedures, using a source of information that is available — hospital-billing data. And some hospitals in Hampton Roads ended up with low ratings.

Click here to see how local hospitals were rated.