Study Examines Hospital Governing Board Practices That Improve Quality of Care

January 4, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Health System


To increase their facilities’ performance in quality of care, hospital governing boards should consider forming a board quality committee, states a study published online by Health Care Management Review. The study’s researchers explored the underlying dimensions of the practices of hospital governing boards at 445 public and private not-for-profit hospitals and found that reviewing the hospital's quality performance on a regular basis was the most common practice. Most of the practices identified by the study appeared to center around enhancing accountability of the board, management, and the medical staff.

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