Measuring Our Performance
Medical research has shown that patients with some health conditions, such as pneumonia and heart attacks, have better outcomes when doctors and other health care providers follow specific types of care. University of Missouri Health Care follows strict standards to deliver this care.
The federal government's Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) collects information on how well MU Health Care and other hospitals throughout the country perform on important measures of health care quality. The information they collect includes data on how heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia are treated, along with the treatment of surgical patients.
Why are the data on these pages from several months ago?
The government releases the information on its Hospital Compare website; however, it takes some time for CMS to gather and study the information, so the information is several months old. For example, in October 2014, the most recent publicly available information was for the yearlong period between October 2012 to September 2013.