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1)visit this website "Hospital compare: http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/?AspxAutoDetectcookieSupport=1
Learn about hospital compare measures
*this shows "about hospital compare data" the information on Process of care measures, outcome of care measure, outpatient imaging efficiency measures. on the top there is another tap titled " About hospital compare data.
*this bring to mind the six dimensions of quality:safety, effectiveness, patient-centerdness, timeliness, efficiency, eqqity.
*the purpose of this assignment, go back to the 1st page, select a hospital by zip code or state, or hospitals.it will show the hospital.
review patient survey results (HCAHPS survey results), timely and effective care or readmissions, complications and deaths.
*consider the organization and compare for benchmarking purpose from the hospital compare website.
*assess which measures (process of care measures, outcome of care measures, outpatient imaging efficiency measures) you think is the greatest concern and need improvement. select two or three measures to focus on. consider which dimesions of quality they relate to (safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity).
The Assignment
1) identify the primary hospital you selected.
2) identify the measures you have chosen to focus (need improvement). Compare and contrast the characteristics of structure, process, and outcome measures, and explain which category or categories your chosen measure relates to. also, indicate the dimensions of quality with which these measures are associated.
3)briefly summarize the data, including your benchmarking analysis.
4)analyze the benefits and challenges of externally reported measures for health care providers and for patients. Also, explain why benchamarking can be useful for identifying areas for improvement.
Write a 2-3 page paper that addresses the following above instructions.

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http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/prevention-chronic-care/improve/system/pfhandbook/mod7.html

http://conroeregional.com/about/

*https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/about/complications.html

consider the organization and compare for benchmarking purpose from the hospital compare website.
*assess which measures (process of care measures, outcome of care measures, outpatient imaging efficiency measures) you think is the greatest concern and need improvement. select two or three measures to focus on. consider which dimesions of quality they relate to (safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity).

The Assignment
1) identify the primary hospital you selected.

The hospital selected for this critique is Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe TX. The hospital is a private hospital that represents the tertiary referral center for other hospitals who need more advanced care wherein the hospital is capable of caring for a maximum of 342 patients at one time wherein the hospital houses 342 beds, has 1,200 employees, and retains over 400 physicians on staff while also maintaining access to the resources of the largest healthcare provider in the nation - HCA.

2) identify the measures you have chosen to focus (need improvement). Compare and contrast the characteristics of structure, process, and outcome measures, and explain which category or categories your chosen measure relates to. also, indicate the dimensions of quality with which these measures are associated.

The most important measures in any hospital are the unnecessary complications that occur during inpatient care wherein infections, diseases, and deaths occur "after" the patient has been admitted, and are a result of negligence and malfeasance on ...

Solution Summary

Quality measures are examined. The expert identifies the primary hospital selected.

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