Rural relevant quality measures for critical access hospitals.

  title={Rural relevant quality measures for critical access hospitals.},
  author={Michelle M. Casey and Ira S. Moscovice and Jill Klingner and Shailendra Prasad},
  journal={The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association},
  volume={29 2},
PURPOSE To identify current and future relevant quality measures for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). METHODS Three criteria (patient volume, internal usefulness for quality improvement, and external usefulness for public reporting and payment reform) were used to analyze quality measures for their relevance for CAHs. A 6-member panel with expertise in rural hospital quality measurement and improvement provided input regarding the final measure selection. FINDINGS The relevant quality… CONTINUE READING

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