In this large cohort of hospitals, researchers assessed the association between management practices (standardizing care, tracking key performance indicators, setting targets, and incentivizing employees) and process and outcome measures in patients with AMI. They found a significant correlation between high performance in these management practices and performance in process measures and mortality (but not with readmissions) (abstract).
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.