October 31, 2012
To Healthcare Partners and the Citizens of Oklahoma,
Quality and availability of healthcare remains an ongoing concern for patients, payers, and policy makers in Oklahoma. Despite numerous initiatives to measure and to improve the quality of care in our state and nationally, variations in quality continue to exist.
The following document represents the annual Oklahoma Hospital Report which provides a summary of nationally standardized, hospital-specific quality indicators. This report fulfills a requirement of the Hospital Advisory Council set forth by the Oklahoma Legislature to publish an annual report of hospital-specific quality measures including information on hospital-acquired infections. This report contains two years of complied data in an effort to reduce the timeframe between when data is collected and when it is released.
We believe that by providing the information detailed in this report that leaders and public citizens will continue to identify opportunities to improve patient safety and healthcare quality and to make informed decisions when choosing their healthcare provider.
Gary W. Mitchell, D.Ph, FACHE
Hospital Advisory Council
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