The PatientCareLink website has publicly posted the latest available nursing-sensitive care measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF) for 78 Bay State hospitals. Reported measures include pressure ulcer prevalence, patient falls, and patient falls with injury. To view the updated reports, visit www.patientcarelink.org
and click on “Hospital Data” and then “Individual Hospital Performance Measures.” The reports now incorporate the nursing-sensitive measure data reported for the period October 2013 – September 2014. In addition to individual hospitals’ results, PatientCareLink also includes statistical appendices, narrative comments if any were provided, and peer group comparison rates based on hospital size. PatientCareLink is the timely, transparent website maintained by MHA, the Organization of Nurse Leaders, MA-RI, and the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.