In this Special Communication, a director of a community hospital quality program and the chief quality officer of a health care system discuss the benefits and risks of standardization in health care and develop principles of responsible standardization are presented.
This cohort study estimates the incidence of osteoporosis overtreatment of women in a health system where DXA reports include T scores for anatomic sites that guidelines recommend against using as a basis for treatment.
Nassar and colleagues examine the impact of ICU TM on mortality rates and length of stay in an integrated health care system. See also the invited commentary by Wilcox and Wiener-Kronish.
Zimlichman and colleagues estimate costs associated with the most significant and targetable health care–associated infections. Katz comments in a related Editor’s Note.