HealthLeaders magazine, April 13, 2013
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® outperform their peers by demonstrating balanced excellence?operating effectively across all functional areas of their organizations. The data demonstrates how patients' health and hospitals' bottom lines could be improved. Based on comparisons between the study winners and a peer group of similar high-volume hospitals that were not winners, the study found that if all hospitals performed at the level of this year's winners, more than 164,000 additional lives could be saved, nearly 82,000 additional patients could be complication-free, $6 billion could be saved, and the typical patient could be released from the hospital half a day sooner. This analysis is based on the Medicare patients included in this study. If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater.