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