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    Overall Health Care Quality Readmission Rates Mortality Rates Reimbursement Patient Safety Reducing Infections Public Hospital Commentaries How to Use This Site Related Publications Selected publications from research organizations and the professional literature related to performance measurement and improvement Effectiveness of Public Report Cards for Improving the Quality of Cardiac Care J V Tu L R Donovan D S Lee et al JAMA Vol 302 No 21 Pages 2330 37 December 2009 View Publication How Length of Stay for Congestive Heart Failure Patients Was Reduced Through Six Sigma Methodology and Physician Leadership K Albert B Sherman and B Backus American Journal of Medical Quality September 2010 25 5 392 7 View Publication In Hospital Death of Critically Ill Patients Who Have Congestive Heart Failure Does Size of Hospital Matter J Dubord P M Dodek K Chan et al American Journal of Medical Quality March April 2010 25 2 95 101 View Publication Process of Care Performance Measures and Long Term Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure M Patterson A F Hernandez B G Hammill et al Medical Care March 2010 48 3 210 6 View Publication The Paradox of Readmission Effect of a Quality Improvement Program in Hospitalized Patients with

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    Heart Failure Care Pneumonia Care Surgical Care Improvement Patient Experiences Overall Health Care Quality Readmission Rates Mortality Rates Reimbursement Patient Safety Reducing Infections Public Hospital Commentaries How to Use This Site Related Publications Selected publications from research organizations and the professional literature related to performance measurement and improvement Implementing a Standardized Order Set for Community Acquired Pneumonia Impact on Mortality and Cost N S Fleming G Ogola and D J

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    D V Neuhauser et al JAMA 2010 303 24 2479 2485 View Publication Adopting A Surgical Safety Checklist Could Save Money And Improve The Quality Of Care In U S Hospitals M E Semel S Resch A B Haynes et al Health Affairs Sept 2010 29 9 1593 99 View Publication Association Between Implementation of a Medical Team Training Program and Surgical Mortality J Neily P D Mills Y Young Xu et al Journal of the American Medical Association October 2010 304 15 1693 1700 View Publication Does Surgical Quality Improve in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program An Evaluation of All Participating Hospitals B L Hall B H Hamilton K Richards et al Annals of Surgery September 2009 250 3 363 176 View Publication Does Teamwork Improve Performance in the Operating Room A Multilevel Evaluation S J Weaver M A Rosen D DiazGranados et al Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety March 2010 36 3 132 42 View Publication Effect of a Comprehensive Surgical Safety System on Patient Outcomes E N de Vries H A Prins INITIAL Rogier et al New England Journal of Medicine November 2010 363 20 1928 37 View Publication

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    Experiences Overall Health Care Quality Readmission Rates Mortality Rates Reimbursement Patient Safety Reducing Infections Public Hospital Commentaries How to Use This Site Related Publications Selected publications from research organizations and the professional literature related to performance measurement and improvement Hospital Survey Shows Improvements In Patient Experience M N Elliott W G Lehrman E H Goldstein et al Health Affairs November 2010 29 11 2061 7 View Publication Improving Patient Satisfaction

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    Kim American Journal of Medical Quality Vol 25 No 4 249 254 2010 View Publication Does Comparison of Performance Lead to Better Care A Pilot Observational Study in Patients Admitted for Hip Fracture in Three French Public Hospitals V Merle L Moret L Pidhorz et al International Journal for Quality in Health Care October 2009 21 5 321 29 View Publication Estimating a Composite Measure of Hospital Quality from the Hospital Compare Database Differences When Using a Bayesian Hierarchical Latent Variable Model Versus Denominator Based Weights M Shwartz J Ren E A Peköz et al Medical Care August 2008 46 8 778 85 View Publication Hospital Computing and the Costs and Quality of Care A National Study D U Himmelstein A Wright and S Woolhandler American Journal of Medicine Vol 123 No 1 Pages 40 46 January 2010 View Publication Hospital Governance and the Quality of Care A K Jha and Arnold M Epstein Health Affairs November 6 2009 View Publication Hospital Quality and Intensity of Spending Is There an Association L Yasaitis E S Fisher J S Skinner et al Health Affairs Web Exclusive May 21 2009 w566 w572 View Publication Hospital Quality Improvement Activities A Snapshot of the State of the Art F S Margolin D Bohr R Kang et al Health Research Educational Trust July 2008 View Publication Hospital Quality Improvement Activities Issues in Staffing and Training F S Margolin D Bohr A B Cohen et al Health Research Educational Trust January 2009 View Publication Hospital Strategies to Engage Physicians in Quality Improvement A Liebhaber D A Draper and G Cohen Center for Studying Health System Change October 2009 View Publication How Can We Make More Progress in Measuring Physicians Performance to Improve the Value of Care T P Miller T A Brennan and A Milstein Health

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    of Internal Medicine January 19 2010 vol 152 no 2 114 117 View Publication Discharge Planning from Hospital to Home S Shepperd J McClaran C O Phillips et al Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010 Issue 1 View Publication Do Patient Safety Events Increase Readmissions B Friedman W Encinosa H J Jiang et al Medical Care May 2009 47 5 583 90 View Publication Groups Try Simple Steps to Avoid Hospital Rebound CBS News com December 8 2009 View Publication Homeward Bound Nine Patient Centered Programs Cut Readmissions S Baird Kanaan California Healthcare Foundation September 2009 View Publication Impact of a National Campaign on Hospital Readmissions in Home Care Patients C P Schade E Esslinger D Anderson et al International Journal of Quality in Health Care June 2009 21 3 176 82 View Publication Impact of a Pharmacist Facilitated Hospital Discharge Program A Quasi Experimental Study P C Walker S J Bernstein J N Tucker Jones et al Archives of Intern Medicine 2009 169 21 2003 2010 View Publication Is Same Hospital Readmission Rate a Good Surrogate for All Hospital Readmission Rate K Nasir Z Lin H Bueno et al Medical Care May 2010 48 5 477 81 View Publication Leveraging Healthcare Policy Changes to Decrease Hospital 30 Day Readmission Rates Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory March 7 2010 View Publication Nurse and Patient Perceptions of Discharge Readiness in Relation to Postdischarge Utilization M Weiss O Yakusheva and K Bobay Medical Care May 2010 48 5 482 6 View Publication Preventing Readmissions with Improved Hospital Discharge Planning A K Jha E J Orav and A M Epstein New England Journal of Medicine Dec 31 2009 361 27 2637 2645 View Publication Public Reporting of Discharge Planning and Rates of Readmissions A K Jha E J Orav and A M Epstein New

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    Association Between Implementation of a Medical Team Training Program and Surgical Mortality J Neily P D Mills Y Young Xu et al Journal of the American Medical Association October 2010 304 15 1693 1700 View Publication Hospital Volume and 30 Day Mortality for Three Common Medical Conditions J S Ross S T Normand Y Wang et al New England Journal of Medicine March 2010 362 12 1110 18 View Publication How Well Do Hospital Mortality Rates Reported in the New York State CABG Report Card Predict Subsequent Hospital Performance L G Glance A W Dick D B Mukamel et al Medical Care May 2010 48 5 466 71 View Publication Improving Teamwork to Reduce Surgical Mortality P J Pronovost and J A Freischlag Journal of the American Medical Association October 2010 304 15 1721 2 View Publication Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pneumonia Treatment and Mortality L R M Hausmann S A Ibrahim A Mehrotra et al Medical Care September 2009 47 9 1009 17 View Publication The Hospital Compare Mortality Model and the Volume Outcome Relationship J H Silber P R Rosenbaum T J Brachet et al Health Services Research October 2010 45 5 1148 67 View Publication Unplanned

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    Reports Map Improvement Tools Resources Methodology About Case Studies Improvement Tools Related Publications All Series Heart Attack Care Heart Failure Care Pneumonia Care Surgical Care Improvement Patient Experiences Overall Health Care Quality Readmission Rates Mortality Rates Reimbursement Patient Safety Reducing Infections Public Hospital Commentaries How to Use This Site Related Publications Selected publications from research organizations and the professional literature related to performance measurement and improvement Measuring Efficiency The Association

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