The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems are listed by category in alphabetical order, along with 54 other health systems that together represent the top quintile of the 338 systems in the study. The 15 top systems are also compared in the aggregate based on nine measures, and results are broken down into four categories: National health system performance comparisons, large health system performance comparisons, medium health system performance comparisons, and small health system performance comparisons. Source: Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health. Published April 23, 2018.
The four charts are performance comparisons on
- National health systems
- Large health systems
- Medium health systems
- Small health systems
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For 25 years, the Watson Health™ 100 Top Hospitals® (formerly the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals) program has conducted studies to uncover the impact of organizational leadership on performance in non-federal, acute care US hospitals (other exclusions apply). The study uses a national balanced scorecard, public data and transparent risk adjustment and analytics to quantify hospital performance.
The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals study analyzes performance in 11 areas: inpatient mortality; 30-day mortality rate; complications; core measures; 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate; severity-adjusted average length of stay; mean emergency room throughput; inpatient expense per discharge; Medicare spend per beneficiary; adjusted operating profit margin; and patient rating of overall hospital performance. The study has been conducted annually since 1993
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