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Hospital performance trends on national quality measures and the association with Joint Commission accreditation.

Schmaltz SP, Williams SC, Chassin MR, et al. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2011;6.

Accreditation by The Joint Commission was associated with stronger performance on disease-specific measures of hospital quality of care. Accredited hospitals also appeared to achieve greater improvements in care over time compared to non-accredited hospitals.