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Association of measured quality with financial health among U.S. hospitals.

Enumah SJ, Resnick AS, Chang DC. Association of measured quality with financial health among U.S. hospitals. PLoS ONE. 2022;17(4):e0266696. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0266696

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May 4, 2022
Enumah SJ, Resnick AS, Chang DC. PLOS ONE. 2022;17(4):e0266696.

While quality and patient safety initiatives are implemented to improve patient outcomes, they also typically include a financial cost which must be balanced with expected outcomes. This study compared hospitals’ financial performance (i.e., financial margin and risk of financial distress) and outcomes (i.e., 30-day readmission rates, patient safety indicator-90 (PSI-90)) using data from the American Hospital Association and Hospital Compare. Hospitals in the best quintiles of readmission rates and PSI-90 scores had higher operating margins compared to the lowest rated hospitals.

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Enumah SJ, Resnick AS, Chang DC. Association of measured quality with financial health among U.S. hospitals. PLoS ONE. 2022;17(4):e0266696. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0266696