CHIA monitors and reports on health care quality using measures selected from the Commonwealth's Aligned Measure Set and Standard Quality Measure Set (SQMS), as well as other measures of interest. The metrics cross different domains of quality assessment, including:
CHIA calculates quality performance on all-payer adult acute hospital readmissions by applying a standard methodology to the Massachusetts Hospital Inpatient Discharge Database. This measure is reported in CHIA's Annual Report on the Performance of the Massachusetts Health Care System. CHIA also displays quality information in a series of interactive online graphics found on this webpage.
For more information about the Commonwealth’s Aligned Measure Set, please visit the EOHHS Quality Measure Alignment Taskforce webpage.
Readmission rates for patients hospitalized with any diagnosis of COVID-19 were consistently lower than for patients hospitalized for reasons other than COVID-19, 11.7% vs. 15.6%, respectively, in the last quarter of SFY 2021.
Ten of 34 reporting acute care hospitals in Massachusetts achieved all three Leapfrog standards for reducing unnecessary maternity-related procedures in 2021