Management matters in producing higher quality clinical care, a new Health Affairs study claims. The study, published in the journal’s August issue, found that hospital boards that paid greater attention to clinical quality had a direct effect on management doing a better job of monitoring performance, target setting and operations, reports Healthcare Finance. Boards that more effectively focused on these aims tied CEO pay to quality performance, the study stated. Successful boards spent more meeting time discussing quality and performing and held more frequent performance reviews with middle management, according to the study.
- Full study: Hospital boards and management practices are strongly related to hospital performance on clinical quality metrics. Health Affairs
- News article: Hospital boards that pay closer attention to quality run better hospitals, study finds. Healthcare Finance