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Board chairman survey: Only 1% of hospitals are below average

Wall Street Journal Health Blog, November 10, 2009

Ninety-nine percent of hospital board chairmen think their hospital fares at least as well as a typical hospital on standard quality measures. Among the chairmen of hospitals that perform worst, 100% say their hospital performs at least as well as a typical hospital. The figures are from a survey published in the journal Health Affairs, based on responses from 722 people who chair the boards of nonprofit hospitals.