Friday, October 14, 2011

Journal of Hospital Medicine Shows Link Between Accreditation, Quality

New research published in the October issue of the “Journal of Hospital Medicine” shows that hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission outperformed non-accredited hospitals on nationally standardized quality measures of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure, and pneumonia and that the performance gap between Joint Commission accredited and non-accredited hospitals increased over the years of the study.

The study, “Hospital Performance Trends on National Quality Measures" is the first to show the association between Joint Commission accreditation status and performance improvement over a five-year reporting period.

Source: TJC News Release

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