Measuring the Quality of Swing-Bed Care in Critical Access Hospitals
The lack of nationally comparable swing-bed quality measure data for CAHs means that they are not able to demonstrate the quality of care provided to swing-bed patients, and limits their ability to participate in alternative payment models that include post-acute care. This project will identify quality measures to be used by CAHs to assess the quality of care provided to their swing-bed patients, and recommend appropriate uses of the measures.
Critical Access Hospital Swing-Bed Quality Measures: Findings from Key Informant Interviews
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
This study examines how Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are currently assessing the quality of care provided to their swing-bed patients.