The Joint Commission announces that one third of its more than 3,300 accredited hospitals submitting quality measures in 2012 are “Top Performers” in using evidence-based care processes.

These 1,099 hospitals represent a 77 percent increase in top performers during the past year. Another 20 percent of hospitals were only one measure shy of reaching the top level. The commission’s annual report summarizes the performance of accredited hospitals on 47 measures.

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