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CMS Core Measures

Connecticut hospitals track multiple quality measures that include sepsis (blood stream infection) and incidents of VTE prophylaxis (measures taken to prevent blood clots), immunizations (flu vaccines), and appropriate colonoscopy screening. 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 table below provides specific scores for Griffin Hospital. We have achieved high scores, nevertheless we have also identified and acted upon areas where we can improve.

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 CT State Average National Average
Prevention of blood clots 92% 98% 98% 95% 92%
Percentage of patients receiving appropriate recommendation for follow-up screening colonoscopy 97% 97% 99% 90% 85%
Percentage of patients with history of polyps receiving follow-up colonoscopy in the appropriate timeframe 100% 100% 100% 85% 90%
Patients assessed and given influenza vaccination 100% 98% 99% 93% 93%
Percentage of patients who received appropriate care for severe sepsis and sepsis shock 41% 53% 60% 43% 49%

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 is available on the DPH website.

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