Minnesota Hospital Association

Data & Reporting

Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Information

Price is just one aspect that should guide your decision on where to seek care.  

Multiple independent quality organizations consistently rank Minnesota among the top states in the nation for patient safety and quality of care.  

For the second year in a row, Minnesota ranks first in the nation for health care access, quality and outcomes in a report issued by the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that promotes a high-performing health care system and supports independent research on health care issues. 

The report ranks the health systems of every state and the District of Columbia based on 42 health care measures grouped into five dimensions of performance: access and affordability, prevention and treatment, avoidable hospital use and cost, healthy lives, and equity. Minnesota was the only state that was rated in the top quartile for all five dimensions measured.

The federal Agency for Healthcare Quality and Rearch (AHRQ) has ranked Minnesota among the best states overall for health care quality in the nation. 

In addition, a recent report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that Minnesota is among the lowest cost states for hospital care. Adding these factors together, Minnesotans are getting high quality, low cost health care.

The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA), with its members and community partners, is involved in a number of actions to reach for even higher levels of quality performance. A nation-leading adverse health events reporting system, multiple patient safety calls to action, and development of new methods of measuring quality demonstrate MHA’s commitment to quality and patient safety. Learn more about the areas in which Minnesota is improving quality and patient safety.  

Following are resources to view hospital quality measures:

Minnesota Hospital Association quality and patient safety
Minnesota Hospital Quality
U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services