Measuring Our Quality
Meeting the measurements
Good information helps you be an active partner in your own care and to make good decisions about your health and health care. In the past few years government, insurance carriers, accrediting bodies and hospitals have been working on finding ways to accurately and fairly define and measure quality. A number of quality measures have been adopted by both national and state organizations. These measures may not answer every question you may have, but they help provide insight into the hospital's dedication to providing our patients with the highest level of care.
In this section we report accurate and objective information about the quality of the care provided by Abington Memorial Hospital. These results show you how well we do in some key areas compared, whenever possible, to independently developed health care standards.
We encourage you to review the information about our services and quality measures and to discuss them with your physician and other members of your health care team.
As we continue to develop information about quality for this section of our website, we will increase the number of categories we include.
Related quality links
Please note: Other quality reports may use different time periods than those shown on our website.
For other quality reports about Abington Memorial Hospital, please visit the following websites:
Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA): http://www.phcqa.org/
U.S. Agency for Health care Research and Quality (AHRQ): www.cahps.ahrq.gov/content/ncbd/PDF/
Quality Check from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health care Organizations (JCAHO): www.qualitycheck.org/qualityreport.aspx?hcoid=6013
Hospital Compare from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory: http://patientsafetyauthority.org