Clinical quality improvement in a multihospital system: the voluntary hospitals of America/Pennsylvania experience.

  • Pawel Banaszak
  • Published 1993 in
    American journal of medical quality : the…


Sharing of patient outcome data among hospitals hastened the evolution of continuous quality improvement at Voluntary Hospitals of American/Pennsylvania (VHA/PA) to a focus on learning from the best: clinical benchmarking. Analysis of VHA/PA MedisGroups comparative outcome data showed significant variation. In the first study, variations from 3 to 25… (More)


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