Quality Core Measures
What is a Core Measure?
Hospitals across the nation regularly report how well they meet "best practice" processes called Core Measures to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The medical practice indicators included in the Core Measures have been shown to reduce the risk of complications, prevent recurrences and be generally considered the most appropriate treatment for a majority of patients with a specific condition or illness. Not all patients are appropriate for each recommended practice protocol, but in most cases, following the guidelines of the Core Measures helps improve the quality of patient care by focusing on the actual results of care.
Why is this information important to you?
At Huntsville Hospital, we believe that informed patients make better choices about their health care providers and are better able to participate in their own care. We provide this information to assist you in decision making about your health and treatment options.
Huntsville Hospital's Core Measures
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Hospital Consumer Assessments Survey (Patient Satisfaction)
The Hospital Consumer Assessments of Healthcare Provider and Systems Survey asks consumers and patients to evaluate their experiences with several different aspects of hospital care.