Compare collects this data from participating hospitals nursing homes and home health care agencies across the United States.

Clinical quality measures (CQMs) are tools that help to measure and track the quality of care provided in hospitals nursing homes and home health care. These measures were developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and use data to examine the ability to deliver high-quality care. CQMs are used to measure many aspects of patient care including clinical processes health outcomes patient safety and adherence to clinical guidelines. Measuring and reporting CQMs helps to ensure that a health care system is delivering safe timely efficient effective equitable and patient-centered care. Hospital Compare collects this data from participating hospitals nursing homes and home health care agencies across the United States. The data is reported on the websites with links provided so that the information can be reviewed by prospective patients insurers and the public. As nurses many of us participate in the implementation of the core measures in our facility and may recognize when we have a fall out or do not meet that standard. In this Assignment a review of your facility and another that you consider comparable or a competitor to your own will facilitate the nurses role in quality improvement and patient safety issues that impact the clinical setting.

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