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Technical Definition of Composite Score Definition A composite score is a representation of a hospital’s performance of several process measures for  specific conditions, which studies have shown result in better health outcomes.  For example, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) measures four aspects of care for  patients with heart failure:  1. Assessment of Left Ventricular Function 2. Administration of ACE Inhibitor or ARB for LVSD 3. Provision of Discharge Instructions  4. Recommendation to Receive Adult Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling     The scores of each measure are averaged to indicate a single composite score. The composite score  represents a hospital’s performance across all 4 measures, by using one number. However, not all  patients are candidates for all services (for example, non-smoking patients are not candidates for the  Smoking Cessation Advice; therefore, these patients will be scored on only 3 measures). Higher numbers  indicate better performance. Methodology
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