The state of care in independent acute hospitals

In 2015 the Care Quality Commission introduced their new comprehensive inspection programme for independent acute hospitals.

As of 2 January 2018 the CQC rated 62% of independent hospitals as good and 8% as outstanding. They found the greatest concerns in safety and leadership.

Specific concerns included some surgeons were not following every step of the World Health Organisation surgical checklist and some hospitals failed to prepare for the possibility that a patient's condition could deteriorate.

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