Research has shown that patients with certain clinical conditions benefit from specific tests, treatments, and medications, many of which need to be delivered in a timely way for patients to get optimal benefit. We know that the health care industry can be slow to adopt these proven interventions. Clinical experts at Partners HealthCare work together to review recommended guidelines and standardize their best practices to ensure that all patients in our system - whether in the hospital or the physician's office - get the care that has been shown to be of benefit as soon as possible.
The measures under heart attack include Opening Blocked Arteries within 90 Minutes and Delivering Recommended Care. They represent evidence-based best practices for caring for heart attack patients and are part of a nationwide quality improvement effort.
We track our success in performing recommended practices for care for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF).
We track our success in performing recommended practices for care for patients with pneumonia.
Partners HealthCare measures the 30-day readmission rate for heart failure, heart attack/ acute myocardial infarction and pneumonia. Our goal is to reduce 30-day readmissions over time in order to improve the quality of patient care and patient satisfaction.
The measures under surgery include Prevention of Blood Clots in Surgical Patients and Prevention of Surgical Infections. They represent evidence-based best practices for caring for surgical patients and are part of a nationwide quality improvement effort.
A stroke, sometimes called a “brain attack”, occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. The measures reported in this section show some of the standards of stroke care that Partners HealthCare hospitals follow, for adults who have had a stroke.