LETTER FROM THOMSON REUTERS. Quality connection: Health system members more likely to achieve 100 Top Hospitals status

Chenoweth, Jean
September 2011
Modern Healthcare;9/12/2011 Supplement, p6
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The article discusses a Thomson Reuters' study which showed that health system hospital members deliver higher quality than independent hospitals. Using the 100 Top Hospitals Balanced Scorecard metrics revealed that health system hospital members have lower pharmaceutical intensity thereby, leading to better inpatient clinical outcomes, shorter stays and lower expenses. Health system hospitals are allegedly incline to do the right thing at the right time in raising quality and lowering cost.


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