Report: America's hospitals continue to improve patient care

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America’s hospitals continue to improve patient safety and quality, according to the latest annual report from The Joint Commission, released today. The report summarizes data on 33 measures reported by more than 3,300 hospitals accredited by the organization in 2015. The measures relate to children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, venous thromboembolism care, stroke care, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco use treatment and substance use care. Mark Chassin, M.D., president and CEO of The Joint Commission, said the results “are important because they show that accredited hospitals have continued to improve the quality of the care they provide, and the data that hospitals collect help them identify opportunities for further improvement.” In conjunction with the report, The Joint Commission recognized 39 hospitals that helped in launching its Pioneers in Quality program, which will recognize hospitals on the forefront of using electronic clinical quality measures.

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, patient safety, child health, infant health, Behavioral health

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