Quality measures may not cover the sickest hospital patients

12/7/2010 | Reuters

Quality of care measures may not show a complete picture of how well hospitals are performing because they don't always reflect the sickest patients or even the majority of them, researchers said. Data on more than 200,000 Medicare heart attack patients showed from one-quarter to more than two-thirds had a condition complex enough to allow them to be excluded from quality measures.

View Full Article in:

Reuters

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Chief Executive Officer
CarePoint Health Plan
Jersey City, NJ
Regional Director, Southeastern Region - State Affairs
America's Heatlh Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Assistant General Counsel
Cardinal Health
Columbus, OH
Pharmacy Care Manager
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Arlington, VA
Senior Director, Research
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC