Hospital accreditation is a poor predictor of the quality of patient outcomes, according to a new study by two University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers. A study by Profs. John R. Griffith and Jeffrey A. Alexander, to be published in the January issue of the peer-reviewed journal Quality Management in Health Care, shows no relationship between Medicare-based measures of mortality and complications and the scores assigned to hospitals by the Joint Commission on Accreditation ...

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