About Quality and Measurement

What is quality health care?

Quality health care means treatment and care that is:

"Doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right person, and having the best possible result"
     - Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ).

Why is it important to measure the quality of health care?

The quality of the care you receive may differ depending on the doctors' office you go to. Measuring health care quality:

What parts of healthcare does this website measure?

This website helps patients answer two questions about their health care quality: