Is It Time to Abandon Hospital Accreditation?

Abstract

Hospitals contracting with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) must comply with Conditions of Participation (CoP), enforced by 4 certified independent accrediting organizations (AOs) or individual state survey. Recent work documents that the system fails to achieve consistent clinical outcomes, allowing several-fold variation in mortality and… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1062860617707578

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