Clinical Quality Measures
Providing scientifically-based care is important to ensuring patients receive appropriate and timely treatment of their medical conditions. Clinical quality measures indicate what percentages of our patients receive recommended courses of treatment for specific diseases. The Health System reviews medical records, compiles data to be compiled and benchmarked with hospitals at the state and national level. This data is obtained from both Medicare and non-Medicare patients and is submitted through an impartial vendor in order to assure the accuracy and confidentiality of the information.
The evidence-based recommended care may not always be the best path of care for every patient. Our physicians will take into account allergies, drug interactions and other existing medical conditions, any of which may cause him/her to follow a course of treatment different than the norm. Patients who are not on an evidence-based care path are not included in the scoring.