Foundation for Health Care Quality
The Foundation for Health Care Quality is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 as a trusted, independent third party resource to all participants in the health care community. It is the home of programs focused on variability in outcomes and quality, patient safety and response to unanticipated events.
Organization Contact
Peter Dunbar, CEO
pdunbar@qualityhealth.org

FHCQ Care Outcome Assessment Programs

There are four active Care Outcomes Assessment Programs (COAP) built around their respective clinical registries that record a significant percentage of all procedures in Washington State.

Almost every hospital in the state participates in one or more of our programs:

Cardiac COAP - for cardiac procedures (100%)
Spine COAP - for spine surgery (70%)
Surgical COAP - for bariatric and bowel surgery (30%)
OB COAP - for obstetrical care (35%)

Steps Required to Obtain Data
Contact Peter Dunbar CEO and we can start a conversation.

Our data can be made available through joint projects that fit within our mission.

Our websites are:
coap.org
scoap.org
obcoap.org
qualityhealth.org
Category
Clinical
Other
Chart abstracted
Originating Data Source
Provider
Intended End User
Other
Providers
Additional Processing Required
Yes
Is the data identifiable?
No
Real or Synthetic Data
Real
Data is Updated
Depends upon program -- weekly to quarterly
Free of Charge?
No