May 21, 2012

Knee Surgery Stats Prompt Changes at US Hospitals


Knee replacement surgeries at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center soon could be handled by a specialized operating room team as the result of a data-sharing project among health systems throughout the U.S. aimed at improving health care and lowering costs…The other founding members of the collaborative are: Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Denver Health in Colorado, Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

Additional coverage: Seattle Times, TheGazette (Iowa),, San Francisco Chronicle, CBS News


AP by Holly Ramer

Tags: AP, Cleveland Clinic, data-sharing, Denver Health, Industry News & Competitive Intelligence, Intermountain Healthcare, knee replacement, Mayo Clinic Rochester

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