Hospitals make progress on quality, safety goals, but can do better, Joint Commission says

April 2007
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Apr2007, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p72
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The article presents a report from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations on the improvement in the quality of care provided by U.S. hospitals for patients suffering from heart attacks or pneumonia. However, the effectiveness with which hospitals carry out safe practices and provide patients with proven treatments for common clinical conditions varies. The magnitude of improvement in the safety and quality of care provided ranged from 1.1 percent to 42.8 percent.


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