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Process of Care Measures

Quality measures are used to gauge how well an entity provides care to its patients. Measures are based on scientific evidence and can reflect guidelines, standards of care, or practice parameters. A quality measure converts medical information from patient records into a rate or percentage that allows facilities to assess their performance.

Quality measures are used in several activities under the Hospital Quality Initiative (HQI), most notably for the Hospital Compare website. Quality measures are used in other CMS hospital quality initiatives such as the Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration. More information on hospital quality measures can be found by accessing links below.