• Quality Rankings

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), along with its collaborators in the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) and the nation's hospitals have worked together to create and publicly report hospital quality information.

    The hospital quality measures on AAMC's website show recommended care for some of the most common conditions that hospitals treat. Research has shown that these treatments provide the best results for most adults with those conditions. You will see some of the recommended care that an adult should get if being treated for a heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, or having surgery.

    This information helps you, your health care provider, family, and friends compare the quality of care provided in the hospitals that agree to submit data. This quality information not only helps you make good decisions about your health care, but also encourages hospitals to improve the quality of health care they provide.