These measures are national standards of care and treatment processes for common conditions. Core measure compliance shows how often a hospital follows each of these steps.
Studies have shown a strong relationship exists between the number of times a hospital performs a specific surgical procedure and the outcomes for those patients.
Quality of Care Ratings
The quality of patient care star rating is a summary of how well the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group and Potomac Home Health Care perform on nine quality measures such as ambulation.
These measures include national standards of treatment for common conditions, infection prevention, pain management and emergency department wait times for Johns Hopkins' pediatric divisions.