如果没有有效的结果测量，就无法进行医疗保健结果改善。Given the healthcare industry’s administrative and regulatory complexities, and the fact that health systems measure and report on hundreds of outcomes annually, this article adds much-needed clarity by reviewing the top seven outcome measures, including definitions, important nuances, and real-life examples. The top seven categories of outcome measures are:1. Mortality2. Readmissions3. Safety of care4. Effectiveness of care5. Patient experience6. Timeliness of care7. Efficient use of medical imagingCMS used these seven outcome measures to calculate overall hospital quality and arrive at its 2018 hospital star ratings. This article also reiterates the importance of outcomes measurement, clarifies how outcome measures are defined and prioritized, and recommends three essentials for successful outcomes measurement.