A quality measure is based on scientific evidence and can reflect guidelines, standards of care or practice parameters. These measures convert medical information from patient records into a rate or percentage that allows hospitals to assess quality performance and improve care.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) tracks a set of core quality measures that show how often hospitals give recommended treatments for people with certain conditions. The measures are based on scientific evidence about treatments that are known to get the best health outcomes. Lawrence Memorial Hospital is one of more than 4,000 hospitals that voluntarily reports quality of care data to CMS. The data is posted in a CMS web-based reporting tool called Hospital Compare. Please visit our LMH Hospital Compare page to compare how we treat patients for certain core measures, including: