Pennsylvania NEWS

PHCQA Releases State of the State Report

The Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) recently released its 2018 State of the State report to showcase quality improvement in Pennsylvania and how quality of care in the Commonwealth compares to national benchmarks.
This year’s report analyzes multi-year performance trends for Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient experience measures, cancer care process measures, emergency department measures, infection rates, readmission rates and mortality rates. 

New to this year’s report are emergency department measures, infection data, and five mortality and readmission measures, including COPD readmission and mortality, hip and/or knee surgery readmission, heart bypass surgery readmission, and hospital-wide readmission measures. The State of the State is just a small snapshot, not a complete picture, of health care quality in Pennsylvania.

The PHCQA is a voluntary group of health care organizations collaboratively working together to improve the quality of health care for the people of Pennsylvania. The group shares aggregated quality performance data openly through public reporting on the Internet in order to provide valuable, objective health care quality information for all consumers.

Visit PHCQA's website to download the report.