It would be interesting to compare this study to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's data on improvements made by participating IHI hospitals. Also, the time frame 2002 to 2007 was prior to many hospitals' full implementation of quality systems IHI recommended.
Data suggest gains have been made
By reviewing CMS-reported quality data, it appears strides have been made.
Elizabeth LamkinPresidentDalzell Consulting GroupHilton Head Island, S.C.
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