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Medical News & Perspectives
January 12, 2011

Heart Association Considers Certifying Hospitals Based on Quality and Results

JAMA. 2011;305(2):137-138. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1909

Chicago—The American Heart Association (AHA) should explore creating a hospital certification program to enable the public and referring physicians to recognize leading programs offering quality care and impressive outcome data for cardiovascular disease and stroke, said Ralph L. Sacco, MD, the association's president. Sacco's remarks came during the AHA's annual Scientific Sessions held here in November.