Crafting a Measuring Stick For Health Care Costs

14 Aug 2014
Minnesota health care leaders are building on quality measurement and improvement efforts—including reductions in avoidable hospital readmissions that led to $70 million in savings—to tackle the important, but tough, task of measuring how much an individual health care episode costs. These efforts are led by MN Community Measurement, one of RWJF’s Aligning Forces for Quality communities, which has convened disparate health care stakeholders over the years to measure everything from the management of diabetes to the patient experience.
This program is a part of a larger effort by Aligning Forces for Quality to boost the overall quality of health care in communities across the country and provide models for national reform.