Tuesday, June 22, 2010
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Mayo Clinic, for the second year in a row, has been a named a top U.S. health system, according to a Thomson Reuters survey that analyzed the quality and efficiency of 255 health systems across the country. Mayo Clinic, as an enterprise organization operating in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, was ranked among the 10 top performers.
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals program found statistically significant differences between top and bottom performers in several areas and measured key metrics that gauge clinical quality and efficiency. Among those were medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, readmission rates and adherence to clinical standards of care based on measures published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Also key to the assessment was a patient survey sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that looked at quality of care in hospitals.
Public data from the 2007 and 2008 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review Data and CMS Hospital Compare data sets were used in the study.
"We are honored to be ranked as one of the top 10 hospital systems in the country by Thomson Reuters," says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO. "Staff at Mayo Clinic have a deep-rooted commitment to delivering high-value health care that best meets patients' needs. They work as a team to help identify ways to eliminate unnecessary expense and improve safety, outcomes and affordability. The ultimate goal is to provide the best health care that is both trusted and affordable."
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