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What makes a top 100 hospital?

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brooklyndoll | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted May 29, 2013 at 11:49 PM via web

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What makes a top 100 hospital?

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jraineharrison | College Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted June 2, 2013 at 1:34 AM (Answer #1)

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The top 100 hospitals are determined each year by a group called Truven Analytics.  Hospitals do not apply to receive this recognition.  Rather, the distinction of a top 100 hospital is determined by data analysis of previously defined indicators. 

In order to be considered a top 100 hospital, a hospital must be an acute care facility that serves a variety of patients.  Ten indicators are used to rank each of the hospitals.  The indicators include things such as mortality index, core measures scores, 30-day readmission rate, HCAHPS scores, among others. 

 

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