Hospitals can reduce the risk of wound infection after surgery by ensuring that the patient
receives the right medicines at the right time on the day of his or her surgery.
The Appropriate Care Measure (ACM) is a patient-centered
composite score that captures whether or not a patient received all of the recommended
treatments they were eligible to receive, based on the specific condition.
A quality measure is medical information from patient records converted into a rate
or percentage that shows how well hospitals care for their patients. You can use
this quality information to help you compare how hospitals treat:.