High-quality care could prevent thousands of deaths, complications, report finds

10/22/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

A Healthgrades report found that almost 235,000 deaths and 158,000 complications from 2010 to 2012 could have been prevented if all hospitals provided five-star-level care. Patients with conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and those undergoing colorectal surgeries were substantially more likely to die in one-star hospitals than in five-star hospitals. The lowest-rated hospitals had higher complication risks than the highest-rated facilities for procedures including hip replacement and carotid surgery. Attend the 2014 ANA Quality Conference and gain immediately applicable quality improvement strategies for patient care.

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