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  Quality, Patient Safety and Healthcare Improvement

Core Quality Measure Scores

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), along with its collaborators in the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) and the nation's hospitals have worked together to create and publicly report hospital quality information.

The hospital quality measures on AAMC's web site show recommended care for some of the most common conditions that hospitals treat. Research has shown that these treatments provide the best results for most adults with those conditions.

This information helps you, your health care provider, family, and friends compare the quality of care provided in the hospitals that agree to submit data. This quality information not only helps you make good decisions about your health care, but also encourages hospitals to improve the quality of health care they provide.

Core Measures
January-March 2018

Measure Performance Score
(% of occurrence)
Blood Clot Prevention
  Patients who developed a blood clot while in the hospital who did not get treatment that could have prevented it. (Lower percentages are better) 0%
Colonoscopy Follow-up
  Percentage of patients receiving appropriate recommendation for follow-up screening colonoscopy. (Higher percentages are better) 100%
  Percentage of patients with history of polyps receiving follow-up colonoscopy in the appropriate timeframe. (Higher percentages are better) 100%
Timely Heart Attack Care
  Average (median) number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG. (A lower number of minutes is better) 100%
Pregnancy and Delivery Care
  Percent of mothers whose deliveries were scheduled too early (1-2 weeks early), when a scheduled delivery was not medically necessary. (Lower percentages are better) 0%
Preventive Care
  Patients assessed and given influenza vaccination. (Given Oct 1- March 31st) 99%
Cancer Care
  Percentage of patients receiving appropriate radiation therapy for cancer that has spread to the bone. (Higher percentages are better) 100%
Timely Emergency Department Care
  Percentage of patients who came to the emergency department with stroke symptoms who received brain scan results within 45 minutes of arrival. (Higher percentages are better) 86%
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