OSF St. Mary Medical Center

Galesburg, Illinois

Quality of Care

Measuring Quality

Not all medical centers and physicians are alike. Differences in quality matter most when you need sophisticated medical care for a complex condition. The doctor and medical center you choose will have a direct impact on your care - especially when you need treatment for a serious condition or disease.

Quality is measured in many different ways. While there is no universal agreement on which method should be used, the following criteria are often cited as quality indicators: