New and updated performance data comparing health care quality and safety, timely access to care, and patient experiences in hospitals and regions are now available on WhyNotTheBest.org. The new performance data, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), measure:
- the incidence of surgical site infections from colon surgery;
- the incidence of surgical site infections from abdominal hysterectomy;
- the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections;
- the percentage of patients who left a hospital’s emergency department before being seen; and
- the percentage of emergency department patients with stroke symptoms who received brain scans within 45 minutes of their arrival.
In addition, the following have been updated with the most recently available data from CMS Hospital Compare:
- process-of-care measures for recommended heart attack care, heart failure care, pneumonia care, and surgery;
- Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) measures of patient experiences;
- the incidence of central-line bloodstream infections (CLABSIs); and
- measures gauging hospitals’ use of electronic medical records.
To get started, explore these featured reports:
- Infections in Atlanta Hospitals (Hospital Report)
- Timely Emergency Care: Variation Between Small and Large Hospitals (Group Report)
- Patient Experiences: State-by-State Variation (Region Report)