Measure Type: Outcome,Cost
Another category available from Utah’s Department of Health is on heart surgeries and conditions. Specifically this publication carries data on heart bypass surgeries, balloon angioplasties, heart attacks, and heart failures. You can find out the quality and safety from each hospital along with the cost for the procedures. Tables of mortality rates are also listed on the website. New data from hospitals are updated quarterly. Data is collected from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Information is also provided on how Utah’s percentage compares to the nation.
Explanations along with illustrations have been added to the website to aid patients of the different types of surgeries. For example, if you didn’t know why someone had a heart bypass surgery, you could find out current information on the topic. Anatomy diagrams assist in providing a visual on how the operation will be conducted. The public is also informed of the risk for having this surgery performed, and also more than one surgery technique a doctor may use.