Joint commission accredited hospitals have higher quality scores

In this large analysis of US acute care hospitals, those with joint commission accreditation had higher baseline performance and higher gains over time, in publicly reported quality measures. Joint commission accreditation likely produces higher and quicker gains in quality measures (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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