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Berwick: Quest Program Results ‘A Breakthrough’
Health Leaders Media

In what former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services administrator Don Berwick, MD, called “a breakthrough,” hundreds of hospitals in a data- practice-sharing project have shown significant reductions in cost, mortality, and infections.

Some 333 hospitals are participating in the Premier Healthcare Alliance’s data- and practice-sharing project called Quest. Premier’s President and CEO Susan DeVore says the project has saved 92,000 lives and $9.1 billion, compared with what would be expected for its hospitals.