Medscape Medical News writes the Joint Commission – the nation’s main accreditation agency for hospitals and one of several groups that annually rate and rank hospitals – will not issue a Top Performers list of hospitals in 2016. Since 2010 the Joint Commission has identified Top Performing hospitals for scoring consistently high measures of evidence-based care, now covering 49 clinical processes. Last week the Joint Commission published its list of 1043 hospitals that attained Top Performer status. It also announced it would not issue a list in 2016 for 2015 performance, intending to use this pause to rethink how it should evaluate hospitals in the future.
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