Hospital Process of Care Measures
A process of care measure shows how often hospitals give recommended treatments known to get the best results for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Information about these treatments is taken from the patients' records and converted into a percentage. This is one way to compare the quality of care that hospitals give.
The measures are based on scientific evidence about treatments that are known to get the best results. Health care experts and researchers are constantly evaluating the evidence to make sure that guidelines and measures are kept up-to-date. Sometimes, guidelines and measures are revised to reflect new evidence.
Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)
Heart Failure (HF)
Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
Surgical Infection Prevention (SCIP)
Patient Satisfaction (HCAHPS)