Why Is This Treatment Important?
There are many examples of how patient education programs for specific chronic conditions have increased healthful behaviors, improved health status, and/or decreased health care costs of their participants. Family/caregivers will also need guidance in planning effective and realistic care strategies appropriate to the patient's prognosis and potential for rehabilitation.
What the Scores Mean
A higher percentage is good because it means more patients received the recommended treatment. However, a lower score does not necessarily indicate poor care. You should consider the overall quality of a facility in addition to individual category scores.
About the Data
The data on this site represent the time period of October 2012 through September 2013 and are the most recent available. They are reported to the Joint Commission as a core measure set in conjunction with the Get with the Guidelines program of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. For more information, please visit the Joint Commission website and the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines website.