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Medical research has shown that patients with some health conditions, such as pneumonia and heart attacks, have better outcomes when doctors and other health care providers follow specific types of care. University of Missouri Health Care follows strict standards to deliver this care. To learn more about some of these specific health conditions, click the links below

Cardiovascular care

To provide best care for our heart patients, we follow guidelines that have been proven by medical research to improve care for heart attack and heart failure patients. To read more about heart attack and heart failure, the guidelines we follow, and how well we and other hospitals perform in meeting the guidelines, visit our cardiovascular care page.

Pneumonia care

The lung illness pneumonia is a common health condition, and medical experts have developed several proven treatments to improve the care of patients with the disease. To read more about pneumonia, the guidelines we follow, and how well we and other hospitals perform in meeting the guidelines, visit our pneumonia care page.

Surgical care

Surgery is an important part of health care. While it can improve and save patients' lives, it also carries a small risk of complications, such as surgical infections. Medical research has found many practices that can reduce the risk of surgical complications if followed properly. To read more about surgical care, the guidelines we follow, and how well we and other hospitals perform in meeting the guidelines, visit our surgical care page.

Emergency care

A hospital's Emergency Department is a vital link to health care when patients are ill or injured and need immediate medical attention. Because patients in an Emergency Department are seriously ill or injured, receiving timely care is especially important. To read more about emergency care, the importance of timely care, and how well we and other hospitals perform in providing timely care, visit our emergency care page.

Medical imaging

Medical imaging technology - such as X-ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - is an important part of modern health care. It helps to screen for disease, such as finding breast cancer through mammograms or heart disease through cardiac stress tests. It also can help physicians diagnose injury or illness, such as broken leg on an X-ray or a torn ligament on an MRI. When used most effectively, it can help health care professionals improve the care they provide. To read more about medical imaging, the guidelines we follow, and how well we and other hospitals perform in meeting the guidelines, visit our medical imaging page.

Preventive care

With advanced technology and medical techniques, modern health care is incredibly effective at healing people after they become ill. However, the right methods can prevent many illnesses from occurring in the first place. Preventive care - such as regular exercise, good diet and receiving immunizations - can help keep you healthy. To read more about preventive medicine, the guidelines we follow to keep our patients healthy, and how well we and other hospitals perform in meeting the guidelines, visit our preventive care page.

Health care-acquired conditions

Modern health care has saved and improved the lives of countless people throughout the world. However, every medical treatment - whether medication, surgery or other therapy - carries a certain amount of risk. Health professionals work diligently to reduce that risk and are constantly developing new ways to reduce the risk of side effects and other health care-acquired conditions. To read more about health care-acquired conditions, the guidelines we follow to prevent them, and how well we and other hospitals perform in preventing health care-acquired conditions, visit our health care-acquired conditions page.




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