The latest data update to the New York State Hospitals Profile Web site (hospitals.nyhealth.gov) has been published.
Included in this data update were:
- Updated “Quality Measures” data to report CMS Hospital Compare performance measure data from April 2011 through March 2012.
- The following quality measures have been retired by CMS:
- Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
- Heart Attack Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
- Heart Attack Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
- Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
- Heart Failure Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
- Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
- Pneumonia Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
- Pneumonia Patients Given Initial Antibiotic(s) within 6 Hours After Arrival
- Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
- Surgery Patients with Appropriate Hair Removal
- Updated hospital surveillance and complaints data to report citations and complaints from January 1, 2005 through March 31, 2012.
- Updated hospital and extension clinic data on names, addresses, available services, and certified beds.
- Updated the lists of state designations, including AIDS, Perinatal, Stroke, SAFE, and Trauma centers.
- Updated enforcement actions data.