Core Measures: Getting to the Core of Quality

Core Measures are a set of care standards, required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which describes the care to be provided to our patients while in the hospital. These care standards have been shown, through scientific evidence, to improve patient outcomes. For example, patients with an ischemic stroke should be prescribed antithrombotic therapy at discharge.

The core measure scores below show the percentage of patients who received the recommended care for all of the measures they were eligible to receive. Click on each of the conditions below to view results of these individual categories.

Source: Vizient (formerly known as UHC) Database. Vizient is an alliance of 5,200 health system and their affiliated hospitals representing independent, community-based healthcare organizations, integrated systems and academic medical centers.