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Defining High-Quality Care

 

Defining high-quality health care can be difficult. With any product or service, different consumers see quality differently. Imagine a car. Some consumers care deeply about gas mileage and maintenance costs. Others look almost exclusively at safety ratings. 

Health care consumers have different quality priorities as well. Some would be very interested in knowing a hospital or physician’s complication or infection rates. Others would want to understand how often they provide routine care in line with national recommendations.  

While car buyers have long had a variety of information to help make purchasing decisions, patients have had little, if any, information to help them choose a physician, hospital or medical treatment.  Recently, there has been an effort to help patients and their physicians understand differences in care. Some of this information is already available and more will be available soon. 

 

 

Did you know groups like MHI all over the nation are working to improve the health of their communities and the quality and affordability of health care?

Find out more at www.nrhi.org.

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