One way to tell if a hospital is doing a good job is to find out how many patients got better during their hospital stay, after receiving treatment. Outcome of Care Measures refer to the results of the treatment on the patient’s health. Using "best practices" or the recommended care to treat patients are likely to lead to better outcomes or recoveries. An example of an outcome measure is the “mortality rate,” which measures the death rate of patients with a particular health condition.
There are two types of Outcome of Care Measures used on this web site. Click on the link to find out more about each set of measures:
Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) and Healthcare Associated Infections are also types of outcome of care measures, but since their purposes are for very specific reasons, we list them separately.
To view the data for each set of measures, click on one of the following links:
Inpatient Quality Indicators Data
Cardiac Surgery Data
Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) Data
Healthcare Associated Infections–Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections Data
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