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Report: Hospital quality on the rise

Good news from the Joint Commission’s latest report on hospital quality: Significant gains were made across the board on key indicators of care quality.

According to the Joint Commission’s report, hospitals have made great progress, including the following vital measures:

  • In 2009, hospitals achieved a 95.4% performance score on performing “care process related to accountability measures.” In 2002, the rate was only 81.8%.
  • Hospital performance on quality measures in treating childhood asthma improved from 70.7% in 2007 to 88.1% in 2009; pneumonia care improved from 72.4% in 2002 to 92.9% in 2009; surgical care improved from 77.4% in 2004 to 96.8% in 2009.

The full report, “Improving America’s Hospitals: The Joint Commission’s Report on Quality and Safety 2010,” can be seen here.

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