In Reply Drs Baker and Chassin correctly point out that the Joint Commission focuses on a number of conditions beyond those we specified in our Viewpoint and that it continues to develop new measurement sets. The focus by the Joint Commission on improving quality has enhanced quality and safety in US hospitals. Not only have 80% of hospitals achieved a composite accountability score of greater than 95%, but more than 400 hospitals achieved top performer status for 3 years in a row.1
McGlynn EA, Kerr EA. Measuring and Improving Quality—Reply. JAMA. 2016;315(24):2733–2734. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4616
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