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Core Measure Sets

Rush's core measures results

Heart attack

Pneumonia

Heart failure

Surgical complication prevention

Heart attack core measure set

Heart attack care measures for Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

For a patient who is in a hospital because of a heart attack, this set of measures looks at whether that patient received the appropriate related drugs, education and testing, and whether these actions occurred within certain time frames. This measure indicates that 96.9 percent of patients treated for a heart attack at Rush receive these actions within the appropriate time frames.

The higher the score on this measure, the better. For this measure, Rush scores lower, and therefore worse than the University HealthSystem Consortium median for academic medical centers.

What Rush is doing to monitor and improve patient care in this area

We always strive for best-in-class performance. When that does not happen, we convene a quality improvement team to identify the reasons why. We continue to analyze outliers to determine oppotunities to improve our performance for care after heart attack.


Heart failure core measure set

Heart failure care measures for Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

For a patient who is in a hospital because of heart failure, this set of measures looks at whether that patient received the appropriate related drugs, education and testing, and whether these actions occurred within certain time frames. This measure indicates that 99.7 percent of patients treated for heart failure at Rush receive these actions within the appropriate time frames.

The higher the score on this measure, the better. For this measure, Rush scores higher, and therefore better than the University HealthSystem Consortium median for academic medical centers.


Pneumonia core measure set

Pneumonia care measures for Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

For a patient who is in a hospital because of pneumonia, this set of measures looks at whether that patient received the appropriate related drugs, education and testing, and whether these actions occurred within certain time frames. This measure indicates that 95.1 percent of patients treated for pneumonia at Rush receive these actions within the appropriate time frames.

The higher the score on this measure, the better. For this measure, Rush scores lower, and therefore worse than the University HealthSystem Consortium median for academic medical centers.


Surgical complication prevention core measure set

Surgical complication prevention measures for Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

For a patient who is in a hospital because of a surgery, this set of measures looks at whether actions designed to decrease or prevent complications related to that surgery (for example, giving antibiotics to prevent infections) were completed within the recommended time frames. This measure indicates that actions designed to prevent complications related to surgery occurred within required time frames in 96.6 percent of patients who had surgery at Rush.

The higher the score on this measure, the better. For this measure, Rush scores higher and therefore better than the University HealthSystem Consortium median for academic medical centers.


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