Quality Healthcare Trends of Critical Access Hospitals in the State of Illinois
The objective for this healthcare audit was to assess the overall quality of Critical Access Hospitals in the state of Illinois through the evaluation of a set of quality standards developed by a group of auditors. The auditors selected 20 critical access hospitals in the state of Illinois to serve as a sample study to collect quality data and information. Data elements collected and evaluated for the purpose of this audit include: RN staffing trends, EHR utilization, hospital affiliations, readmission rates, and accreditation status. Data obtained from these standards was used to assess the overall quality of each hospital in question, and provide a basis for recommendations to improve quality measures in Critical Access Hospitals.
Call, Julia; Miedema, Rebecca; and Bohner, Jennifer, "Quality Healthcare Trends of Critical Access Hospitals in the State of Illinois" (2018). University Research Symposium. 22.