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Joint Commission’s ‘Top Performer’ list sees 77% increase
Modern Healthcare

The number of hospitals achieving Joint Commission “Top Performer” status has risen significantly over the past three years, though there may be a dropoff next year when the organization raises its standards for institutions earning that distinction.

The 1,099 hospitals making this year’s list were required to receive a composite score of 95% or above for all accountability measures they reported in 2012. They also had to score at least 95% on all measures associated with 30 or more patient cases. Of the four measure sets they reported, at least one set had to have a composite score of 95% or above and have an individual score of 95% or above for each measure in the set.