Considerable variability exists in the performance of hospitals by state, and between the highest and the lowest most efficient hospitals. For example, on the measure of providing pneumococcal vaccination performance ranged from 55.5 percent to 91 percent. On specific measures of surgical care the difference between the highest and the lowest state rate was as high as 80 percent.
For measures for the first time in 2005 followed that performance was generally lower and more variable than for pursuing action since 2002. This shows a clear correlation between performance measurement and quality improvement. Much of the improvement will be reflected in this report, can focus the consistent application of evidence-based measures, the establishment of a joint commission be attributed performance measurement efforts. Room for improvement, for improvement for most of the quality measures.Continue Reading