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Quality data is a way to measure the care given by Estes Park Medical Center. These metrics allow us to measure and correspondingly improve the quality of care given at EPMC.

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Surgical Care Improvement Program Composite Score

98%
National Average
98%
Colorado Average
95%
Our Goal
100%
Our Score
Fourth Quarter 2013
98%
National Average
98%
Colorado Average
95%
Our Goal
100%
Our Score
First Quarter 2014
98%
National Average
98%
Colorado Average
95%
Our Goal
91.10%
Our Scoare
Second Quarter 2014
98%
National Average
98%
Colorado Average
95%
Our Goal
96.70%
Our Score
Third Quarter 2014
The composite score is an average (mean) percentage of patients given standard measures targeted for surgical cases.
Why is this important?
Measures of timely and effective care for heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery are calculated from data that hospitals extract from the medical records of their eligible patients, following standard specifications for abstracting and reporting the information. . Evidence has shown that these measures are best practices for patient care.

Hospitals can reduce the risk of infection after surgery by making sure they provide care that’s known to get the best results for most patients. Here are some examples:

• Giving the recommended antibiotics at the right time before surgery
• Stopping the antibiotics within the right timeframe after surgery
• Maintaining the patient’s temperature and blood glucose (sugar) at normal levels
• Removing catheters that are used to drain the bladder in a timely manner after surgery.

Hospitals can also reduce the risk of cardiac problems associated with surgery by:

• Making sure that certain prescription drugs are continued in the time before, during, and just after the surgery. This includes drugs used to control heart rhythms and blood pressure.
• Giving drugs that prevent blood clots and using other methods such as special stockings that increase circulation in the legs.

Scientific evidence shows that the following measures represent the best practices for preventing complications after certain surgeries (colon surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy.

Pneumonia Composite Care Score

96.50%
National Average
96%
Colorado Average
95%
Our Goal
88%
Our Score
Fourth Quarter 2013
96.50%
National Average
96%
Colorado Average
95%
Our Goal
100%
Our Score
First Quarter 2014
96.50%
National Average
96%
Colorado Average
95%
Our Goal
100%
Our Score
Second Quarter 2014
96.50%
National Average
96.50%
Colorado Average
95%
Our Goal
100%
Our Score
Third Quarter 2014
The composite score is an average (mean) percentage of patients given standard measures targeted against pneumonia.
Why is this important?
Measures of timely and effective care for heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery are calculated from data that hospitals extract from the medical records of their eligible patients, following standard specifications for abstracting and reporting the information. . Evidence has shown that these measures are best practices for patient care.

Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that causes difficulty breathing, fever, cough and fatigue. These measures show some of the recommended treatments for pneumonia. Scientific evidence indicates that the following measures represent the best practices for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia.

Heart Failure Composite Care Score

97%
National Average
96%
Colorado Average
95%
Our Goal
83.30%
Our Score
Fourth Quarter 2013
97%
National Average
96%
Colorado Average
95%
Our Goal
100%
Our Score
First Quarter 2014
97%
National Average
96%
Colorado Average
95%
Our Goal
100%
Our Score
Second Quarter 2014
97%
National Average
96%
Colorado Average
95%
Our Goal
100%
Our Score
Third Quarter 2014
The composite score is the percentage of time that patients receive the heart failure care measures indicated for heart failure.
Why is this important?
Measures of timely and effective care for heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery are calculated from data that hospitals extract from the medical records of their eligible patients, following standard specifications for abstracting and reporting the information. Evidence has shown that these measures are best practices for patient care.

Heart Failure is a weakening of the heart's pumping power. With heart failure, your body doesn't get enough oxygen and nutrients to meet its needs. These measures show some of the process of care provided for most adults with heart failure.
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