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Impact and value of hospital accreditation: Talk by Professor Donald Shepard, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Prepared for annual meeting of Health Care Accreditation council, Jordan, June 2010, in conjunction with Yara Halasa.


Part 1: Introduction, including study rationale and design (8 minutes).

Part 2: Measures, including hospital readmission, return to surgery, and approach to valuing cost savings (4 minutes).

Part 3: Implementation and findings, including significant cost savings from reduced return to intensive care unity and lower staff turnover, saving $87,600 per hospital per year in Jordan (10 Minutes).

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