Hospital certification for optimizing cardiovascular disease and stroke quality of care and outcomes

Gregg C. Fonarow, Tammy Gregory, Meagen Driskill, Mark D. Stewart, Craig Beam, Javed Butler, Alice K. Jacobs, Neil M. Meltzer, Eric D. Peterson, Lee H. Schwamm, John A. Spertus, Clyde W. Yancy, Gordon F. Tomaselli, Ralph L. Sacco

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease and stroke remain leading causes of mortality, disability, and rising healthcare expenditures in the United States. Although a number of organizations provide hospital accreditation, recognition, and certification programs, existing programs do not address cardiovascular disease and stroke care in a comprehensive way. Current evidence suggests mixed findings for correlation between accreditation, recognition, and certification programs and hospitalsÊ actual quality of care and outcomes. This advisory discusses potential opportunities to develop and enhance hospital certification programs for cardiovascular disease and stroke. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is uniquely positioned as a patient-centered, respected, transparent healthcare organization to help drive improvements in care and outcomes for patients hospitalized with cardiovascular disease and stroke. As a part of its commitment to promoting high-quality, evidence-based care for cardiovascular and stroke patients, it is recommended that the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association explore hospital certification programs to develop truly meaningful programs to facilitate improvements in and recognition for cardiovascular disease and stroke quality of care and outcomes. Future strategies should standardize objective, unbiased assessments of hospital structural, process, and outcome performance while allowing flexibility as technology and methodology advances occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2459-2469
Number of pages11
JournalCirculation
Volume122
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 7 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Quality of Health Care
Certification
Cardiovascular Diseases
Myocardial Infarction
Accreditation
Organizations
Delivery of Health Care
Health Expenditures
Patient Care
Technology
Mortality

Keywords

  • AHA Scientific Statements
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • quality of care
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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Fonarow, G. C., Gregory, T., Driskill, M., Stewart, M. D., Beam, C., Butler, J., ... Sacco, R. L. (2010). Hospital certification for optimizing cardiovascular disease and stroke quality of care and outcomes. Circulation, 122(23), 2459-2469. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182011a81

Hospital certification for optimizing cardiovascular disease and stroke quality of care and outcomes. / Fonarow, Gregg C.; Gregory, Tammy; Driskill, Meagen; Stewart, Mark D.; Beam, Craig; Butler, Javed; Jacobs, Alice K.; Meltzer, Neil M.; Peterson, Eric D.; Schwamm, Lee H.; Spertus, John A.; Yancy, Clyde W.; Tomaselli, Gordon F.; Sacco, Ralph L.

In: Circulation, Vol. 122, No. 23, 07.12.2010, p. 2459-2469.

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Fonarow, GC, Gregory, T, Driskill, M, Stewart, MD, Beam, C, Butler, J, Jacobs, AK, Meltzer, NM, Peterson, ED, Schwamm, LH, Spertus, JA, Yancy, CW, Tomaselli, GF & Sacco, RL 2010, 'Hospital certification for optimizing cardiovascular disease and stroke quality of care and outcomes', Circulation, vol. 122, no. 23, pp. 2459-2469. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182011a81
Fonarow GC, Gregory T, Driskill M, Stewart MD, Beam C, Butler J et al. Hospital certification for optimizing cardiovascular disease and stroke quality of care and outcomes. Circulation. 2010 Dec 7;122(23):2459-2469. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182011a81
Fonarow, Gregg C. ; Gregory, Tammy ; Driskill, Meagen ; Stewart, Mark D. ; Beam, Craig ; Butler, Javed ; Jacobs, Alice K. ; Meltzer, Neil M. ; Peterson, Eric D. ; Schwamm, Lee H. ; Spertus, John A. ; Yancy, Clyde W. ; Tomaselli, Gordon F. ; Sacco, Ralph L. / Hospital certification for optimizing cardiovascular disease and stroke quality of care and outcomes. In: Circulation. 2010 ; Vol. 122, No. 23. pp. 2459-2469.
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