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Journal Article
Study

Hospital governance and the quality of care.

Jha A, Epstein A. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2010;29:182-7.

This study surveyed more than 700 board chairs and found that fewer than half rated quality as one of their top two priorities. Few board chairs reported any dedicated training in quality, and large differences were present between board activities in high-performing versus low-performing hospitals. The latter provides opportunities for future intervention and policy change.