Quality Metrics: What Is Measured?

Healthcare systems are required to provide you information about the quality of their care. At UnityPoint Health, we choose to give you this information in a way that makes it easy to compare our care to the care of other providers. Because we work to surround you with compassionate doctors, nurses and staff who talk with you whether you are visiting a clinic, recovering in a hospital, or receiving care at home, we believe that you should have some basic information about how the Federal Government measures quality, and how you can use that information to better understand your own health.

With that goal in mind, let's go through some of the things that are used to measure quality care.

The Federal Government attempts to measure and compare the quality of different healthcare providers by looking at about ten things: