Asian Heart Institute ranked safest cardiac hospital in the world by JCI
In a celebratory development for healthcare in India, the Asian Heart Institute located in Bandra Kurla Complex has been ranked the safest cardiac hospital in the world with lowest mortality by the Joint Commission International (JCI). 15 hospitals from 8 countries participated in the JCI survey – International Cardiac Benchmarking (ICSB). Data analysis was performed on 6 quarters of data, across more than 6000 cardiac surgeries from Oct’09- Mar’11.
The 15 JCI accredited hospitals across Asia, Europe and America had to cooperate in terms of:
1. Data capture on a daily basis on the surgeries conducted and reported.
2. Parameters were set to measure the quality of care provided.
3. Verification visit cooperation to Principals.
After a detailed three year study, Asian Heart Institute ranked number 1 in terms of ‘lowest complication rates’ and ‘highest survival rates’. Among many other credits, AHI performed the max number of CABGs (bypass surgeries) of all the surgeries performed in the 15 hospitals
And the percentage of redo bypass surgeries performed was higher than the benchmark (set by ICSB indicating that AHI did more redo bypass surgeries as compared to the benchmark).
Acknowledging the certification, Dr Panda said, “This is an honour for us. We have consistently ranked lower on mortality rate than the United States’ Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) average of 2.7. Our mortality rate, including non-cardiac deaths has been 0.4 percent for the last 9 years. At 1500 surgeries per year, we have operated on patients from 38 countries last year. The whole team at Asian heart is proud of this achievement and we will work harder towards the same.”