Measuring performance for treating heart attacks and heart failure: the case for outcomes measurement.

@article{Krumholz2007MeasuringPF,
  title={Measuring performance for treating heart attacks and heart failure: the case for outcomes measurement.},
  author={Harlan M. Krumholz and Sharon-Lise T. Normand and John A Spertus and David M Shahian and Elizabeth H. Bradley},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={75-85}
}
To complement the current process measures for treating patients with heart attacks and with heart failure, which target gaps in quality but do not capture patient outcomes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed the public reporting of hospital-level thirty-day mortality for these conditions in 2007. We present the case for including measurements of outcomes in the assessment of hospital performance, focusing on the care of patients with heart attacks and with heart… CONTINUE READING

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