Department of Health

Hospital Monitoring Programs (Follow-Up Review)

The Department of Health monitors the quality of care provided by most of the hospitals operating in New York. Our prior audit report 94-S-53 found that the Department's inspections of hospitals duplicated some aspects of the inspections conducted by a private accrediting organization. We also found that while the Department made use of some performance indicators, the development of a comprehensive set of indicators would greatly improve the Department's monitoring ability. In our follow-up review, we found that all our prior audit recommendations have been fully implemented.

For a complete copy of Report 96-F-37 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.