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Medical Care Proven Most Effective

Deaconess consistently provides the treatment options proven to have the best results. Learn more about our compliance with Proven Treatment Standards for:

Medicine isn't an exact science. Many health problems can be treated a variety of ways, and the best treatment option may not be apparent. What works for one patient may not be the best option for another patient with the same condition. This can be frustrating for both doctors and patients. However, there are many areas where scientific evidence has identified the best standards of care.

Evidence-based medicine relies on solid research to compare treatment options and offer "proof" regarding the best standards of care. In this section, we compare national performance measures for the most common and costly health conditions. These measures allow consumers to compare medical providers to learn which ones routinely offer the most effective care.

The national performance measures were developed by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF). Learn more about these organizations in our Glossary of Quality Terms.