Quality of care low on hospital boards’ priority list

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Only 44% of hospital boards say quality is among the top two criteria they use to evaluate their chief executives, according to a survey of 722 board chairs.

The survey results, published online Nov. 6 in Health Affairs, also found a strong link between the importance hospital leaders placed on quality improvement and their hospitals’ performance on Medicare and Joint Commission care metrics.

The whole shebang.