Selection Criteria

January 21, 2009

Institutions under consideration to be named Clinical Centers of Excellence are asked to self-report data, which is checked against publicly available information.

Advanstar Clinical Centers of Excellence Selection Criteria

Institutions under consideration to be named Clinical Centers of Excellence are asked to self-report data, which is checked against publicly available information. Depending on the specialty, these criteria may include:

  • Quality improvement initiatives under way
  • Community outreach
  • National awards and recognition
  • Number of referrals for the particular specialty area
  • Number of international referrals
  • Number of patients treated/procedures performed per year
  • Number of research protocols engaged in annually
  • Number of medication/surgical errors
  • Systems in place to prevent errors
  • Outcome data (e.g., mortality/morbidity rates, unnecessary readmission rates, etc.)
  • Participation in national therapeutic initiatives (e.g., the National Cancer Consortium, Children's Oncology Group, etc.)
  • Level of technological equipment on site
  • EHR processes and level of development
  • Participation in regional systems' integration initiatives
  • Follow-up care programs (e.g., enforcement of secondary prevention/medication compliance)
  • Patient education efforts
  • Patient satisfaction survey results
  • Infectious disease prevention efforts
  • Availability of comprehensive care programs (e.g., preventive cardiology)
  • Evidence of incorporating research and clinical care
  • High ranking by NCQA
  • KOL publishing records
  • Medical Nobel Laureates on faculty

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