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Hospital Care Outcomes

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Most of the reports compare hospitals using percentages—the higher the better. The rest of the reports compare hospitals using a diamond rating system, where more diamonds are better. The method listed with each report describes how percentages and diamonds are calculated and why this information is important.

  • diamonddiamonddiamond Better than expected
  • diamonddiamond About the same as expected
  • diamond Worse than expected :

Reports related to preventing poor outcomes

  • Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) Report | Methods
    Hospitals can help patients prevent CLABSI infection by taking good care of the tubes they use to draw blood or deliver medicine into their veins. This report compares the number of CLABSI infections found in hospitals over a three month period, using the diamond rating system.
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections Report | Methods
    Hospitals can help prevent MRSA bloodstream infections with proper care and good hygiene. This report shows the number of MRSA infections found in hospitals over a three month period, using the diamond rating system.
  • Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers Report | Methods
    Hospitals can help prevent pressure ulcers by giving patients the right treatment at the right time.  This report compares the number of pressure ulcer infections found in hospitals over a 12 month period, using the diamond rating system.
  • Hospital employee influenza (flu) vaccines  Report | Methods
    People who work at hospitals can help protect patients from infection by getting the flu shot or other flu vaccine every year. This report shows how often hospital employees get a flu vaccine, so higher percentages are better.
  • Hand hygiene  Report | Methods
    People who work at hospitals can help protect patients from infection by practicing good hand hygiene (like washing hands between patients). This report shows whether or not employees know to wash their hands and use gloves, and if they actually do these things. Higher percentages are better.
  • Surgical care improvement project Graph | Methods
    Hospitals can help prevent surgical infections by giving patients the right treatment at the right time. This report shows how often a hospital does these things, so higher percentages are better

Reports related to recovery

  • Heart attacks Graph | Methods
    Hospitals can help patients recover from heart attacks by giving them the right treatment at the right time. This report shows how often a hospital does these things, so higher percentages are better. 
  • Heart failure Graph | Methods
    Hospitals can help patients recover from heart failure by giving them the right treatment at the right time. This report shows how often a hospital does these things, so higher percentages are better. 
  • Pneumonia Graph | Methods
    Hospitals can help patients recover from pneumonia by giving them the right treatment at the right time. This report shows how often a hospital does these things, so higher percentages are better.