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Medicare Core Measures

  

Connecticut hospitals track several measures, including quality of care for patients diagnosed with a heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia, which are three common and costly medical conditions for which people go to the hospital. Hospital performance rates are provided for ten clinical measures that focus on treatments for these three conditions. Statewide reporting concluded that although Connecticut's median is higher than the national median for reported measures, there is still room for improvement.

Griffin's Performance

The links below provide specific scores for Griffin Hospital. We have achieved high scores, nevertheless we have also identified and acted upon areas where we can improve.

Each page provides a description of each measure and a table tracking Griffin Hospital's performance against state and national medians, Each individual measure page includes explanations of what the data tells you, why it is important, and questions you can ask of your healthcare providers regarding the recommended treatment.

Heart Attack Care

Five ways to measure hospital care of people with heart attack (AMI), specifically the percentage of people who received aspirin at arrival, who were prescribed aspirin at discharge, who received an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor at discharge, who were prescribed a beta blocker at discharge, and who received a beta blocker at arrival at the hospital.

Heart Failure Care

Two ways to measure hospital care of people with heart failure, specifically the percentage of people who received a left ventricular function (LVF) assessment and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

Pneumonia Care

How frequently Griffin Hospital provided selected recommended treatments for pneumonia patients.

SCIP

These process of care measures, tracked as part of the national Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), tell you how many patients at Griffin Hospital get treatments recommended for most adult surgical patients.

Connecticut Department of Public Health Quality of Care Report

  
*The following information is provided by the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA), the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Connecticut's not-for-profit hospitals are committed to public accountability and to providing the highest quality healthcare for every patient. This commitment is exemplified by the fact that Connecticut was the first state in which all hospitals volunteered to participate in the National Voluntary Hospital Reporting Initiative by releasing their hospital performance data to the public on a federal website, and Connecticut is still one of only a few states with 100% participation (see CMS website).

CHA and its members are working actively with partners including CMS, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and Qualidigm to design a system for public reporting of hospital quality that will provide consumers with the consistent, structured information they need to make informed healthcare decisions and will contribute to improving the quality of patient care in Connecticut.

As mandated by state law, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) has prepared a report to the General Assembly that provides comparative information about hospital clinical performance. The report compares the performance of Connecticut's adult acute care hospitals in treating three of the most common medical conditions requiring hospitalization - heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia. The report is available on the DPH website.

Connecticut hospitals track several measures, including quality of care for patients diagnosed with a heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia, which are three common and costly medical conditions for which people go to the hospital. Hospital performance rates are provided for ten clinical measures that focus on treatments for these three conditions. Statewide reporting concluded that although Connecticut's median is higher than the national median for reported measures, there is still room for improvement.


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