Health care benchmarking: a team approach.

  title={Health care benchmarking: a team approach.},
  author={Mark E Patrick and T J Alba},
  journal={Quality management in health care},
  volume={2 2},
The management tool of benchmarking, widely used in industry for more than a decade, is today being adapted for health care organizations. Hospitals and other health care providers are developing ways to compare their practices, processes, and resulting outcomes with other organizations in order to discover "best practices." This article describes a team approach to health care benchmarking and details several projects being conducted by hospitals in The SunHealth Alliance. The examples include… CONTINUE READING