Health Care Quality Measures - Publications


A Measurement Framework for a Healthier Minnesota (PDF)

This legislatively required report presents results from the foundational first phase of MDH’s work toward completing a quality measurement framework. MDH had rich conversations with a wide range of stakeholders that helped lay the groundwork for a new vision of quality measurement for Minnesota. There is widespread enthusiasm for evolving our current quality measurement system and creating a stronger focus on improvement, as well as for widening the scope of measurement beyond health care to health broadly. This report contains comprehensive findings from the first phase of framework development, including a roadmap that is to guide the remaining work during 2019 and its implementation beginning in 2020. (February 2019)

Quality Reporting System Risk Adjustment Assessment (PDF)

This legislatively required report examines the need and opportunity for refining risk adjustment for the Quality Reporting System and the market more generally. It explores the complex relationships between patient socio-demographic factors and provider performance, and lays out a series of policy options that offer ways to minimize harms to providers who serve patients that experience health disparities while allowing us to continue to identify and reduce disparities in patient outcomes. (March 2017)

Stratifying Health Care Quality Measures Using Socio-demographic Factors (PDF)

This report presents findings from MDH's study of stratifying Quality Reporting System measures based on race, ethnicity, language, and other socio-demographic factors that are correlated with health disparities and impact performance on quality measures as required by 2014 Minnesota Laws.
(March 2015)

Minnesota Health Care Markets Chartbook Section 9

This chartbook section provides an overview of summary results for selected physician clinic and hospital quality measures. It includes trends over time, stratified results by health insurance product, and measure specifications.
(August 2018)

2010 Minnesota Health Care Quality Report

The 2010 Minnesota health care quality report is organized by region. Click on a region to see detailed information.

Becker, Beltrami, Clay, Clearwater, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Roseau, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties

Region One Full Report (PDF)

Individual report sections (for easier downloading):

Region One - Introduction (PDF)

Region One - Physician Clinic Section (PDF)

Region One - Hospital Section (PDF)

Region One - Appendices (PDF)

Aitkin, Benton, Carlton, Cass, Chisago, Cook, Crow Wing, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, St. Louis, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright counties

Region Two Full Report (PDF)

Individual report sections (for easier downloading):

Region Two - Introduction (PDF)

Region Two - Physician Clinic Section (PDF)

Region Two - Hospital Section (PDF)

Region Two - Appendices (PDF)

Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Sibley, Steele, Swift, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, Winona and Yellow Medicine counties

Region Four Full Report (PDF)

Individual report sections (for easier downloading):

Region Four - Introduction (PDF)

Region Four - Physician Clinic Section (PDF)

Region Four - Hospital Section (PDF)

Region Four - Appendices (PDF)

Updated Tuesday, 26-Feb-2019 16:43:38 CST