New hospital quality information on QualityCheck

The Joint Commission’s Quality Check Web site has new National Quality Improvement Goal information for the reporting period October 2007-September 2008. Updated information has been posted on:

▪ HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems) Survey of Patients’ Hospital Experiences results for the reporting period April 2007-March 2008. The data comes from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Hospital Compare Web site.

▪ CMS 30-Day Mortality Measures as of December 10, 2008, for discharges for July 2006-June 2007, for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia.


(SOURCE: The Joint Commission Online,, May 22, 2009)