New Report Card on Massachusetts Hospitals

The Joint Commission, which inspects and accredits hospitals, released its annual report on quality of care. The non-profit group – which some say is a little too close to the industry it judges – looks at care for heart attacks, pneumonia and a list of other ailments.

Check on individual hospitals here.

An incomplete look at area hospitals finds that The Brigham and Women’s Hospital got high marks for heart attack care. So did Cape Cod hospital, which also ranked high for knee and hip replacements. (Retirees = more procedures == better outcomes? ) The Cambridge Health Alliance, a small network of clinics and hospitals , does well on care for pneumonia. The Faulkner – where the Brigham sends many routine surgery patients – does poorly on pneumonia but does well on heart care and infection control.

The Joint Commission, which inspects and accredits hospitals, released it’s annual report on quality of care. The non-profit group – which some say is a little too close to the industry it judges – looks at care for heart attacks, pneumonia and a list of other ailments.

Check on individual hospitals here.

An incomplete look at area hospitals finds that The Brigham and Women’s Hospital got high marks for heart attack care. So did Cape Cod hospital, which also ranked high for knee and hip replacements. (Retirees = more procedures == better outcomes? ) The Cambridge Health Alliance, a small network of clinics and hospitals , does well on care for pneumonia. The Faulkner – where the Brigham sends many routine surgery patients – does poorly on pneumonia but does well on heart care and infection control.

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