Psychiatric Quality Measures Available

The federal government has added data on quality measures for inpatient psychiatric facilities to its Hospital Compare website. The site now includes data from 1,753 facilities covering four measures: Hours of physical restraint use, hours of seclusion use, post-discharge continuing care plan created, and post-discharge continuing care plan transmitted to the next level of care provider upon discharge. Quality data is available by facility, by data and on a national level. Data can be sorted and filtered. More information and the data sets are available at http://medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/psych-measures.html

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