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Culture Matters

Monday, March 21, 2011   (0 Comments)
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From the Wall Street Journal Health Blog -

When it Comes to Top-Quality Heart Attack Care, Culture Matters

"If you’re admitted to the hospital with a heart attack, your chances of survival may depend as much on such factors as how quickly the institution cycles through CEOs as on the type of treatment you receive.

That’s the conclusion of a new report from Yale researchers who compared the characteristics of hospitals in the top 5% of performers to those of the bottom 5%, measured by the proportion of patients still alive 30 days after their heart attacks. They found the presence of a "strong organizational culture” was associated with variances in death rates of as much as 9.5 percentage points."

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