Association Between a Hospital's Quality Performance for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Common Medical Conditions.
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013 Nov 12;
Authors: Chen LM, Nallamothu BK, Krumholz HM, Spertus JA, Tang F, Chan PS, for the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators
BACKGROUND: =0.16), heart failure (correlation, -0.05; P=0.57), or pneumonia (correlation, -0.15; P=0.10).Conclusions-Hospitals that performed better on publicly reported outcomes for 3 common medical conditions did not necessarily have better cardiac arrest survival rates. Public reporting on cardiac arrest outcomes could provide new information about hospital quality.
PMID: 24221831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]