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Rice S. Mod Healthc. January 23, 2016.
Journal Article > Study
Gonzalez AA, Ghaferi AA. JAMA Surg. 2014;149:413-414.
This editorial examines whether The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Score accurately directs patients to hospitals with better outcomes. The Leapfrog grades were linked to patient outcomes using national Medicare databases. The small subset of hospitals with failing grades (D or F) had worse outcomes, including increased mortality. Differences among hospitals receiving A, B, or C grades were negligible, raising questions about the value of these scores.
Rensselaer, NY: Healthcare Association of New York State; October 2013.
This publication assessed 10 widely disseminated hospital report cards by criteria including transparency of methodology, evidence-based measures, and data quality. While inconsistent methods across reports hindered direct comparisons, a few reports received high marks.
Review into the Quality of Care and Treatment Provided by 14 Hospital Trusts in England: Overview Report.
Keogh B. London, UK: National Health Service; July 2013.
Outlining findings from an investigation into care delivered at National Health Service trusts with high mortality rates, this report details weaknesses in the organizations and recommends actions to address them.
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Food and Drug Administration and the International Anesthesia Research Society.
This Web site hosts advice, news, events, and interviews related to anesthetic medication safety for pediatric patients.
King K. Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. April 15, 2005: In Depth: Structures section.
The vice president of facilities at El Camino Hospital discusses the opportunity for building a facility that will improve patient care and employee productivity.