The highest value hospital care available in the United States is offered by hospitals in states as disparate as Montana, New York and Alabama, underscoring that the variation in hospital value is as wide as studies of quality and utilization, according to a Hospital Value Index™ report released yesterday. The Hospital Value Index™ studies the quality of care, affordability and efficiency, and patient satisfaction of more than 3,000 acute care hospitals throughout the United States.
For this report, financial data on Medicare spending submitted by more than 3,000 Medicare-certified general acute-care hospitals to CMS was analyzed. Each hospital was scored nationally on a 100-point scale. The three elements of Quality, Affordability & Efficiency, and Patient Satisfaction are combined to create an aggregate National Value Score for each hospital.
A complete list of state-by-state findings is available at www.hospitalvalueindex.com/statecompare.aspx.