The latest data update to the New York State Hospital Profile which refreshed the CMS Hospital Compare performance measures was published yesterday. This update refreshed performance measures for time period July 1 2005 to June 30, 2006 except for 2 pnuemonia measures:
- Blood culture performed - Data for this measure from January 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006
- Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination - Data for this measure from January 1, 2006 through February 28, 2006.
This update also included maternity information for hospitals designated by the state as Regional Perinatal Centers. New York State's Maternity Information Law requires each hospital to provide information about its childbirth practices and procedures. Maternity information displayed on the Hospital Profile are for calendar year 2004.