Modern Healthcare - - HEALTHCARE -

Prime Health­care Ser­vices has been rec­og­nized as one of the 15 Top Health Sys­tems in the na­tion by Thom­son Reuters, the world’s lead­ing source of in­for­ma­tion, based on qual­ity of care, ef­fi­ciency and pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion.

This is the sec­ond time in four years that Prime Health­care has earned the na­tional dis­tinc­tion. Prime Health­care was rec­og­nized as a Top 10 Health Sys­tem in 2009 by Thom­son Reuters in its first-ever land­mark study of health sys­tems based on qual­ity and ef­fi­ciency. Prime Health­care is the only West Coast health sys­tem to re­ceive this cov­eted recog­ni­tion. Ac­cord­ing to Thom­son Reuters, when com­pared to other hospi­tal sys­tems, Prime Health­care saved more lives, caused fewer pa­tient com­pli­ca­tions, made fewer med­i­cal er­rors, fol­lowed rec­om­mended stan­dards of care more closely, had shorter hospi­tal stays and scored bet­ter on pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion sur­veys. Among 321 health sys­tems, 2,194 hos­pi­tals and over 8 mil­lion pa­tient dis­charges in­cluded in the study, Prime Health­care Ser­vices had the low­est mor­tal­ity rate, the low­est med­i­cal com­pli­ca­tions and the high­est pa­tient safety in­dex. Prime Health­care ranked higher than the other 21 health sys­tems in Cal­i­for­nia and the more than 30 other health sys­tems on the West Coast. Thom­son Reuters study is the only in­de­pen­dent study of its kind that eval­u­ates health sys­tems based on ob­jec­tive mea­sure­ments de­rived from public data and peer-re­viewed meth­ods; it should also be noted that health sys­tems may not ap­ply or pay for con­sid­er­a­tion in this study.

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