Global Comparators seeks 30 more hospitals to make comparisons on healthcare quality

The Global Comparators project is a unique opportunity for leading hospitals to work together in sharing best practice to: deliver meaningful cost savings, improve clinical outcomes, increase efficiencies in care delivery.

The Global Comparators project is a unique opportunity for leading hospitals to work together in sharing best practice to:
• Deliver meaningful cost savings.
• Improve clinical outcomes.
• Increase efficiencies in care delivery.

Leading hospitals from around the world are sharing data to define comparable, worldwide indicators of quality and efficiency across international boundaries. Hospitals from the USA, UK, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands have joined the project as founding members. The project brings together state-of-the art technical solutions, academics and recognised global leaders in the provision of quality healthcare. It formalises a collaborative approach to quality improvement based on evidence created from a shared international dataset.

In phase one, 32 hospitals will collaborate to compare clinical outcomes and share best practice across international borders to inform strategies for improving quality of care. Phase two will welcome a further 30 participants. The project is managed and led by Dr Foster Intelligence.

For participants, the project delivers:
• Access to a web based analytics tool allowing real-time data analysis of mortality, length of stay and readmission sub divided by individual diagnosis and procedures down to a patient level. These can be directly compared to all participant institutions on a named baasis.
• Membership of the Global Comparators global outcomes accelerated learning work streams focused on specific clinical areas and delivering measurable impacts on quality, safety and efficiency for participants.
• 2 international conferences and other networking forums each year.

Tom Jackiewicz of San Diego Medical Center says, “Global Comparators has the potential to revolutionise the way leading hospitals share outcome data and collaborate on clinical outcome improvement.” Professor Misa Dzoljic of Academic Medical Center Amsterdam comments, “The project gives us a unique forum for engaging and collaborating with our peers from around the world, to drive improvements in our clinical quality.” Carol Peden of the Royal United Hospital Bath, concludes, “As a doctor focused on quality, the opportunity to compare outcomes, engage and network with international peers is a potentially very valuable opportunity to drive further improvement in patient care.’