The New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services (NJ DHSS) released its eighth annual Hospital Performance Report on the quality of care in New Jersey hospitals. The report contains measures for Recommended Care (heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care improvement project (SCIP)), heart failure, 12 Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) mandated by law, and HAI measure for Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI), also required by legislation. The Department has added the following measures to this year’s report: A Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) measure and three HAI measures:
- Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)
- Two Surgical Site Infection (SSI) measures: SSI after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft(CABG) Surgery, and SSI after Abdominal Hysterectomy
All the measures in this report are based on scientific evidence and research performed at the national level. The data is from 2010 except for the two new SSIs, which are based on 2009 data.
Read full report: 2011 Hospital Performance Report