Core Measure Data Download Help
You have the option of downloading the core measure data that is reported on a
hospital’s Quality Report and also available on the Joint Commission’s Quality
Check search engine on to your computer as a data file (.xls spreadsheet or tab
delimited file) or a preformatted report (.pdf). You may generate a custom file
or report based on various parameters such as state, measure set and measure.
Please note that the downloadable .pdf reports require Adobe Reader. In order
to use the downloadable files, you must have a working knowledge of Microsoft
Excel or experience using tab delimited files. You should not download the
files if you are simply trying to find out what is available in your area. You
can do this by using the Quality Check search engine at
If you wish to download this data, please realize that generating the file /
report and downloading may take some time (10-30 minutes, depending on the
speed of your computer's modem and your selection criteria). These databases
are updated quarterly
Hardware and Software Requirements
To use this download file, you need at least the following:
A Pentium processor is recommended.
Windows 98 or higher
Hard drive with 20 megabytes of free disk space.
Microsoft Excel 95 or higher (if choosing the Excel download type)
64 megabytes of RAM (random-access memory). 128 megabytes is recommended.
PKUNZIP or WinZip. This file is a PKZIP compressed file.
Unzipping Downloaded Data File(s)
The data can be downloaded as Excel or Text based files contained within a
compressed, or "zipped," file. The data files can be extracted from the
compressed file using either the WinZip or PKUNZIP utility. In the former case,
open the compressed file using WinZip, select the file(s) with the .xls or
.txt extension from the list of files displayed, choose the Extract
command from the Actions menu, and then specify the directory where the
extracted file is to be saved. In the latter case, open an MS-DOS window, go to
the directory where the compressed file is saved, and execute the command:
PKUNZIP "compressed name file" *.*
where "compressed name file" is the name of the compressed file saved on your
disk drive. This case assumes that the executable PKUNZIP.exe is in a directory
in your PATH statement.
The latest version of WinZip can be downloaded from
The latest version of PKZIP can be downloaded from