Quality Low at Notable University Hospitals

In terms of overall quality of care, for instance, many notable facilities–including George Washington University Hospital, Stanford Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center–performed in the bottom 25 percent of all hospitals nationwide. Nearly 90 percent of all university hospitals performed below the national average for orthopedic care, while 85 percent were below the national average for general surgery, according to the study, which was published on behalf of healthcare information service company.

Full article on university hospital quality here. HT to Michael Ramlet.

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  1. Vicki says:

    This is really interesting. What you are saying is that the best are not the best.

  2. Paul H. says:

    Are you sure they are measuring outputs, not inputs in determining what is quality care. We had a post here recently confirming that inputs are not a reliable way to measure quality.

  3. Ken says:

    Paul has a good point. How was quality measured?