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Preventative Care


The federal government's Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) collects information on how well University of Missouri Health Care and other hospitals throughout the country perform on important measures of health care quality. The information they collect includes data on preventive care, as well as heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia treatment, and other important measures of health care quality.

Preventive care

In addition to treating patients when they become ill, it's also important for health care professionals to use preventive care to help keep people healthy. Health professionals use preventive care by educating patients about ways to stay healthy, such as exercising regularly and quitting tobacco use, as well as following preventive-medicine guidelines for treatments and screenings, such as providing immunizations and mammograms.

Preventive Care Data
January 2012 - September 2012

Performance Measures

MU Health Care average

 Missouri average

U.S. average 

Patients assessed and given influenza vaccination 85%  90% 88%
Patients assessed and given pneumonia vaccination 92% 89% 88%

Why is the data on this website from several months ago?

The federal government's Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) collects information on how well University of Missouri 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.

The government releases the information on its Hospital Compare website (http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/); however, it takes some time for CMS to gather and study the information, so the information is several months old. For example, in May 2011, the most recent publicly available information was for the yearlong period between October 2009 to September 2010.

Tips for health care professionals

To view preventive care tips for health care professionals, please click here.

More specialized care standards

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