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Thomson Healthcare Study Finds That Hospitals Delivering High-Quality Heart Care Are Efficient and Cost Effective, Too
Date:11/19/2007

Results of the Thomson 100 Top Hospitals(R) Cardiovascular Study Are

Announced Today

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. hospitals that are producing the best clinical outcomes for cardiovascular care also treat heart patients in less time and at a lower cost, according to a study released today by Thomson Healthcare (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

The study -- 2007 Thomson 100 Top Hospitals(R): Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success -- examined the performance of nearly 1,000 U.S. hospitals by analyzing their outcomes for eight measures related to congestive heart failure, heart attacks, coronary artery bypass grafts (CABGs), and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs), such as angioplasties. A list of the 100 Top Hospitals, based on these results, is available at http://www.100tophospitals.com/winners/cardiowinners.aspx.

If all cardiovascular hospitals achieved the same results as the 100 Top Hospitals award winners, according to the study, more than 7,000 lives would be saved and nearly 750 medical complications would be avoided annually.

The study, in its ninth year, found that the 100 Top Hospitals award winners had:

-- Hospital stays that were 12 percent shorter, on average, than peer

hospitals (5.14 days compared with 5.85 days).

-- Costs that averaged 13 percent -- or about $2,000 -- less per case than

peer hospitals.

There also was a large difference in the volume of heart procedures performed by the cardiovascular award-winning hospitals and their peers. The winning hospitals performed nearly two-thirds more CABGs and PCIs.

"An important shift was identified in where CABG patients are being treated, and this shift in patient volume may be the initial indicator that transparency is having an impact," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs, Center for Healthcare Improvement, Thomson Healthcare. "The gap in CABG volume between the 100 Top Hospitals and the peers grew from 104 percent in 2005 to 122 percent in 2006 in the Community Hospital category."

The list of winning hospitals is published in the Nov. 19 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine.

The study analyzed acute-care hospitals nationwide using detailed empirical performance data from publicly available 2005 and 2006 Medicare MedPAR data and 2006 Medicare cost reports. Thomson Healthcare researchers scored hospitals in eight key performance areas: risk-adjusted medical mortality, risk-adjusted surgical mortality, risk-adjusted complications, core measures score, percentage of CABG patients with internal mammary artery use, procedure volume, severity-adjusted average length of stay, and wage- and severity-adjusted average cost.

The measures were calculated for three classes of hospitals with the following number of winners in each:

-- Teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residency programs, 30 winners.

-- Teaching hospitals without cardiovascular residency programs, 40

winners.

-- Community hospitals, 30 winners.

About Thomson Healthcare

Thomson Healthcare is the leading provider of decision support solutions that help organizations across the healthcare industry improve clinical and business performance. Thomson Healthcare products and services help clinicians, hospitals, employers, health plans, government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies manage the cost and improve the quality of healthcare.

Thomson Healthcare is a part of The Thomson Corporation, a provider of value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in the fields of healthcare, law, tax, accounting, scientific research, and financial services. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC). For more information, visit (http://www.thomsonhealthcare.com).


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