America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety – The Joint Commission’s Annual Report 2014
The 2014 report includes The Joint Commission’s list of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® hospitals. Now, 36.9 percent or 1,224 Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data to The Joint Commission for 2013 are Top Performer hospitals.
The annual report also summarizes the performance of 3,300 Joint Commission-accredited hospitals on 46 accountability measures of evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes. Hospital performance on accountability measures has improved significantly over time, greatly enhancing the quality of care provided in Joint Commission-accredited hospitals. In 2013, Joint Commission-accredited hospitals achieved 97.6 percent composite accountability measure performance on 17.5 million opportunities to perform care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes – an improvement of 15.8 percentage points since 2002.
More information about the Top Performer program.