Is JCAHO Accreditation Associated with Better Patient Outcomes in Rural Hospitals? Laura Morlock, PhD Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University . Project Sponsorship. This analysis is part of a larger study:
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Is JCAHO AccreditationAssociated with Better Patient Outcomesin Rural Hospitals?Laura Morlock, PhDBloomberg School of Public HealthJohns Hopkins University
“Rural Hospitals: Environment, Strategy, and Viability” (RO1 HS011444)
Laura Morlock, PhD David Salkever, PhD
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD Marlene Miller, MD, MSc
Lilly Engineer, MD, MHA Cyrus Engineer, MHA,MHS Maureen Fahey, MLA Andrew Shore, PhD Rebecca Clark, BA Ann Skinner, MSW
Stephen Mick, PhD and team
Keith Mueller, PhD—Nebraska Medical Center
Andrew Coburn, PhD—Univ. of Southern Maine
Timothy McBride, PhD—St. Louis University
A. Clinton MacKinney, MD, MS
Mary Wakefield, PhD—Univ. of North Dakota
Rebecca Slifkin, PhD—Univ. of North Carolina
Federal Policy Legislation
Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs)
Hospital Accreditation Status
* Source of data for all variables except financial status is the American Hospital Association.
Diagnoses Accredited Non-accredited
Obs. R.A. Obs. R.A.
Congestive heart failure 4.6% 5.2% 4.8% 6.0%
Stroke 10.7% 12.9% 14.8% 16.6%
Pneumonia 6.6% 8.1% 6.0% 8.6%