Acute Care - Veterans Administration in Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

Performance: Timely and Effective Care - Process of Care Measures

3701 Loop Road Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Phone: (205) 554-2000

The measures of timely and effective care at Tuscaloosa Va Medical Center show how rapidly patients received recommended treatments known to get the best results for certain medical conditions. The timely and effective care measures (also known as “process of care” measures) indicate the percentage of patients who received timely treatments for common conditions, serious medical conditions or surgical procedures. These quality measures only apply to patients for whom the recommended treatment would be appropriate.

The data and graphs below compare applicable quality measures with state and national averages. Notice that small differences between different hospitals wont necessary indicate a material difference in the real world.

Preventive Care

Hospitals play a key role in promoting and educating patients about preventive services like immunizations, screenings, treatment, and lifestyle changes the preventive care measures shows how well hospitals are providing preventive services in their communities.

MeasureHospital AverageHow this Hospital Compares
Patients Flu Immunization21% Measure: Patients Flu Immunization
This preventive care measure is based on a sample size of 284. Sample data was collected between 10/01/2014 and 03/31/2015

Percentage of patients assessed and given influenza vaccination. [2]

A higher percentage of vaccinated patients is better.

  • [2] Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.