The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence on 2012 accountability measure (for 2013 Recognition) performance. The program is based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke and venous thromboembolism.
In 2012, 620 hospitals are being recognized, which represent the top 18 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data for 2011. Each year, the percentage of recognized hospitals varies. Of the 620 Top Performers, 244 achieved the distinction for a second straight year by sustaining their improvement efforts.
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