Report: Hospitals have improved in many key areas of care

09/22/2010 | Google · Modern Healthcare (free registration)

More U.S. hospitals showed substantial improvements in their adherence to standards of treatments and care for children's asthma, heart attack and pneumonia, as well as surgical cases, according to a Joint Commission Report. A higher percentage of hospitals also scored higher than 90% in 2009 than in previous years. The report shows that hospitals' "efforts are resulting in consistently improving patient care," said Mark Chassin, president of the nonprofit organization.

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