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Clinical Quality Indicators

Tuality continually monitors and reports current data in a number of key clinical indicators for quality of care.

For example, Tuality voluntarily reports data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Hospitals participating in this program provide data in several of the same areas of diagnosis, which can then be compared from hospital to hospital.  CMS has established criteria to help improve the quality of care provided to patients with these diagnoses.

We use this data to continually review our performance and to take steps to improve.  Our goal is for every patient to receive the best possible outcome.

The data we provide here is the same that we provide to CMS on a regular basis. The four areas are:

  • Heart attack / acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Pneumonia
  • Preventing surgical infections / Surgical care improvement project (SCIP)

You can also find a comparison of these clinical quality indicators for any hospital in the U.S. at www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov.

A comparison of Oregon hospitals is available at www.orhospitalquality.org.

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) is another area for which hospitals report quality indicators.  A comparative report of Oregon hospitals is available at www.oregon.gov/OHPPR/HAI_Report2009.shtml.

Click on the links below to see Tuality’s overall scores in these five areas: