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State-Level Hospital Quality Reports (see also Cardiac)

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Alabama Nursing Home Deficiencies, Assisted Living, Hospitals, Surgery Centers, Etc.

Find free reports on deficiencies for AL nursing homes, assisted living, outpatient surgery facilities, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, end stage renal disease treatment (kidney dialysis) centers, rehab facilities and more. Some Inspection reports may contain no deficiencies, but simply report a regulatory visit. Site by the Alabama Department of Public Health

Arkansas Hospital Volumes, Prices, Quality Ratings - by name of hospital

Find average charges (a proxy for average costs) for 40 common hospitalizations at specific AR hospitals by Clicking on INPATIENT PRICING after you've selected your hospital. Price List varies by hospital, but may include maternity and childbirth, stroke, chest pain, stomach disorders, back pain, nutritional problems (diabetes), blood infection (septicemia), rehabilitation, heart attack, cardiac cath, drug coated stent, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, urinary infection, COPD, pneumonia, total hip or knee replacement surgery, hysterectomy, psychiatric care, ventilator support and more. Note: Definitions conflict for whether data such as Volumes are Medicare-only, or reflect all patients. To find quality scores on emergency department, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, delivery or surgical infections, and patient opinions, click on QUALITY at each hospital's page. Hospital Consumer Assist is provided by the Arkansas Hospital Association. Prices from 2014; Quality and Patient Satisfaction scores reflect 2015 ratings

California Hospital Quality: Survival Rates and Mortality Ratings 2013 (pdf)  Editor's Pick

Find risk-adjusted mortality (death) rates for each CA hospital, and the number of inpatient cases in 2013. Calif. statewide mortality rate for hip fracture was 2.0%, pneumonia 3.9%, PCI (angioplasty) 2.7%, heart attack (AMI) 6.0%, heart failure (3%), stroke 9.2%, GI hemorrhage (bleed) 2.3%, craniotomy 7.2%, esophageal resection 6.5% and carotid endarterectomy was 0.5%. Report by Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (oshpd) shows whether hospitals were similar to state average, or significantly better or significantly worse survival rates; pub. Dec. 2014

California Penalties for Hospitals, by County (2017)

CA hospitals with penalties (up to $25,000 per incident) are listed by county, along with the state health department's summary of the incident. Format is in the style of an inspection report from cdph.ca.gov. Penalties often are $100,000

California: www.CalHospitalCompare.org - Hospital Quality Ratings & Patient Satisfaction  Editor's Pick

CA hospital quality ratings for heart attack, heart failure, heart bypass surgery (including mortality/ survival rate), pneumonia, ICU mortality rate, preventing surgical infections & complications, maternity care (e.g. breast-feeding and c-sections), and patient opinion ratings. Most data from 2008 to 2009, but some date to 2003. Compare 5 hospitals at once to find Superior Hospitals. Consumers may be surprised at the number of times they see a Poor performance rating. When viewing hospital report, click on View All, or you'll miss half the information. Web site by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) in partnership with UCSF and CHART

Colorado Hospital & Ambulatory Surgery Infection Rates 2011 (pdf)

CO Dept. of Public Health (CDPHE) reports 2009-2010 patient infections acquired in health facilities, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers). Infection Rates are compared to national average, on surgical site infections for cardiac bypass, hip replacement, knee replacement surgery, inpatient & outpatient hernia repair, catheter associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in adult or neonatal ICU, critical care units & long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), and dialysis treatment centers (DTCs). Hospital list starts on page 25 (of 127) in 2011 Annual Report, pub. Jan. 2011

Colorado Hospital Quality Ratings, Report Card

Colorado Hospital Association website shows hospital-specific data on mortality (survival rates) and volume. Mortality Measures show survival rate information for heart care (heart failure, PTCA angioplasty, heart attack AMI, or cardiac bypass CABG), pneumonia, stroke, neck artery surgery (CEA) hip replacement, hip fracture, bleeding stomach (GI), or craniotomy. Compare CO hospitals on Patient Safety bedsores (pressure sores/ decubitus ulcer), post-surgical blood clots (DVT, PE), and sepsis (bloodstream infections). Volumes for four procedures (cardiac bypass, PTCA, carotid endarterectomy, and AAA [abdominal aortic aneurysm]) where quality has been associated with higher volumes also shown, although the desired volume levels are not given. Risk-adjusted 2010 data, all patients

Colorado Hospitals - Occurrence & Complaints Database

The Colorado Department of Public Health provides a website where each reportable Occurrence (such as adverse events) for many types of health facilities is documented and open for review. Complaints from patients, including those found to be unsubstantiated, are also noted. This link is for hospital information - acute care, psychiatric, rehab, long-term hospitals, and trauma centers. Current to 2012

Florida Hospital C-Section Rates and Delivery Volumes

Find out the volume of deliveries and rate of Cesarean Sections at each Florida hospital from 2001 to 2014. Overall FL statewide average increased from 28.1% to 38.8% of deliveries (2014). Almost no reduction since 2009. Updated 2015 by Floridahealthfinder.gov

Florida Inpatient Hospital Ratings, Average Charges, Survival Rates, Readmissions  Editor's Pick

Search feature, mortality (survival rates), complication rates, volume, and average charges (price range), 2011 data. (We couldn't find the readmission rates.) All age groups (not just Medicare), extensive set of health conditions/diseases, and the ability to rank order by top hospitals at the head of the list. Click on the hospital name to see actual risk-adjusted mortality rates for heart attack, stroke, heart failure (CHF), GI hemorrhage, hip fracture, hip replacement, pneumonia, AAA repair, heart bypass, craniotomy, surgery to remove the pancreas, or esophageal resection. Compare hospitals on infections, iatrogenic pneumothorax, and post-op sepsis. Hysterectomy listed under Women's Health instead of Surgery. FloridaHealthFinder.gov

Florida Inspection Reports - All health facilities, 2017

Recent inspection reports for all types of healthcare faciilities in Florida. Site includes ambulatory surgery centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, birth centers, hospitals, clinics, home health, hospice, lab, MRI and imaging centers (see health care clinics), dialysis, rehab agencies, residential treatment centers and more. Both regular biennial inspection reports, and those from complaint investigations are included. Site by FL Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is easy to use. Updated for 2017

Georgia - Hospitals, nursing homes, home health, and more

Facility Inspection Reports by the Office of Regulatory Services at DHR - Locate any state-licensed, registered or certified health facility (including ESRD) or assisted living personal care homes in GA. Updated for 2017. Check to see if there is a report available. Limited comparative information. Most hospitals do NOT have inspection violation reports. Nursing home and home health reports are referred to the federal NursingHomeCompare and HomeHealthCompare Web sites

Georgia Core Measure Hospital Honor Roll June 2011

List of hospitals from Georgia Hospital Association rated well on certain heart care measures (heart attack, heart failure), pneumonia and preventing surgical infections. No data, just names of hospitals. Core Measure title is not exactly descriptive. Go to HospitalCompare for details and more info

Georgia Hospitals - Compare Hospital Quality Ratings

Georgia Hospital Association's GA Hospital Quality Check, Insights, compares hospitals on heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia measures (similar to HospitalCompare), and also adds Neonatal Mortality and measures related to pregnancy. Site is not currently operating effectively

Illinois Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center Ratings and Prices (IDPH)

Compare IL hospitals on heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention, knee arthroscopy, cardiac surgery, safety measures, infection rates, some survival information, patient satisfaction, more. See volume and 2015 median charges (closest you'll get to average cost) for selected types of inpatients (e.g. birth, c-section, appendectomy, COPD, gall bladder), and outpatients at ambulatory surgery centers (such as bunionectomy, hernia repair, colonoscopy, lens, lumpectomy, tonsillectomy). May get a full report for one hospital at a time, or one measure at a time for multiple hospitals side-by-side, with state averages. Hospital Report Card by IL Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) for all IL cities incl. Chicago area, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, Champaign. Updated 2017, using 2015 data

Indiana Hospital & Ambulatory Surgery Center Medical Errors 2014

Indiana Medical Error Reporting System final report for 2014 summarizes 114 reportable events in hospitals and outpatient surgery centers in 2014. Adverse Events such as leaving a foreign object inside a patient after surgery, operating on the wrong body part. or Stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers (bedsores) acquired after admission, are based on NQF's list of 28 serious, largely preventable adverse events. List of events by facility name is a separate 293-page pdf file called Data Tables. Market share data included. Published by IN State Dept. of Health (ISDH, in.gov) October 2015

Indiana Hospital Consumer Reports and Ratings

IN hospital accreditation status, state inspection surveys, substantiated complaints, number of employees (2006). Scroll to the bottom of individual hospital reports to access Hospital Quality Alliance performance ratings on heart and pneumonia care, surgical infection prevention, and patient satisfaction (current to 2008, same topics found on the HospitalCompare website). See one hospital at a time. IN State Dept. of Health

Iowa Hospital Quality, Safety and Satisfaction Ratings 2011  Editor's Pick

Compare Iowa hospitals on heart care, pneumonia, readmissions, patient safety (including deaths of patients who were unlikely to die during hospitalization in [low-mortality DRGs]); surgical care, including survival rates (mortality info) for hip replacement surgery; infection prevention and more. Patient satisfaction recommendations and ratings also shown. Interactive report only; must be familiar with drop-down menus. Use the Table of Contents to find which measures show hospital names, rather than state averages. 2011 Iowa Report by the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (based in Des Moines, IA) uses 2009 and 2010 data

Louisiana Hospital Ratings and Prices - LA Hospital Inform

Search by Parish. Must click on View Reports on the left side of page to see LA hospital-specific selected inpatient charges (e.g. child birth, C-section, hip or knee surgery, gall bladder removal, appendectomy, heart problems, stent, cardiac cath, stomach problems, stroke, kidney failure, COPD, pneumonia, more); outpatient Medicare prices include ER visits, heart tests such as cardiac cath, EKG, stress test, echo; CT scan, MRI, x-ray and ultrasound, GI endoscopy, mammography, more. Quality scores similar to those at HospitalCompare, but may be less current. Louisiana Hospital Inform is sponsored by the Louisiana Hospital Association; Prices from 2009 (outpatient and inpatient)

Maine Doctor and Medical Group Ratings, 2014

Maine Patient Experience Matters from the Maine Quality Forum coalition. Compare health center, doctor & clinic ratings (primary care, specialists and pediatrics) for patient satisfaction, getting timely appointments and communication. Percent positive understates what is shown. In the fine print, it says these are Top Box scores, which means the percent of people who gave the highest possible ratings of 9 or 10. Scores from Aug. 2014 to Feb. 2015. Partners include Maine Health Management Coalition, DHSS, Maine Quality Counts, & Muskie School of Public Service

Maryland Hospital Quality Ratings (MHCC)

Overall consumer satisfaction, and Quality Data on common groups of illnesses or conditions for which people are hospitalized in Maryland. Topics include infections, heart conditions, pneumonia, COPD, hip and knee surgery, imaging, stroke, maternity and newborn care, and more. Click on details to see raw scores, since symbols can be confusing. MD Hospital Guide shows 2015-2016 data, pub. by MD Health Care Commission

Massachusetts - Serious Reportable Events in Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers, 2014

See latest report on Serious Reportable Events - like Falls, Pressure Ulcers (bedsores), or surgical mistakes in MA acute care hospitals, non-acute hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers during 2014. Excel file only; PDF no longer available. From Mass.gov Health and Human Services, June 2015; updated every 6 months

Massachusetts Hospital Staffing Plans 2015

Massachusetts Hospital Association website presents each hospital's unit-by-unit staffing plans for 2015, by shift, and actual staffing for 2014 (and prior years). First in the country to voluntarily post nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. May be difficult for consumers to interpret to compare MA hospital performance, especially with all the different types of inpatient units. However, the Emergency Room information also includes specialties such as Chest Pain Center and Stroke Center, and volume of ER visits. Massachusetts PatientCareLink; click on Staffing Plans

Michigan - Compare Hospitals in SE Michigan  Editor's Pick

The Greater Detroit Area Health Council provides a 7-county health care performance report at MyCareCompare.org . Compare MI hospitals (side-by-side) for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention and children's asthma. View how much Medicare usually paid for the care in 2010-2011. See 3-year mortality summary (2008-2011) of Medicare patients (survival rate) for heart attack, heart failure (including readmission rate) and pneumonia. IPhysician group results have also been added. ncludes Detroit, Ann Arbor, Pontiac and counties: Wayne, Washtenaw, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, and St. Clair. GDAHC was an early leader in quality transparency. Data from 2011 and 2012

Michigan Hospital Prices, Patient Opinion and Quality Ratings

Michigan Hospital Association's Keystone Center web site shows Medicare charges, and how much Medicare pays after they apply federal discounts (for an idea of average cost) and volumes for the top 50 most common inpatient and 50 outpatient services at nonprofit hospitals. Includes services like clinic visit (without the doctor's charge), ER visit, MRI, CT scan, ultrasound. Inpatient conditions like stroke, hip, knee or ankle surgery, GI problems, psych admission, heart problems also show average Medicare charges. Compare quality of Emergency transfers from critical access hospitals in rural areas. Patient Satisfaction (HCAHPS) and Quality ratings like those at CMS hospital compare are listed for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention, except the dates may be older here and no side-by-side comparisons. Prices from 2010-2011, one hospital at a time

Minnesota - Adverse Health Events in MN Hospitals & Ambulatory Surgery Ctrs 2016

Report of 316 adverse health events required to be reported by Minn. law, that occurred in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and behavioral health hospitals. These [Never Events] such as falls or pressure ulcers (bedsores) that resulted in a patient's death or serious injury, or a foreign object left in during surgery, or operating on the wrong patient or wrong body part, were reported between October 2014 and Oct. 2015. There were 93 serious injuries and 16 deaths. View facility-specific data in the 120-pg pdf (near end of the report). Adverse Events in the 2016 report came from 78 hospitals or ambulatory surgery centers. Report by MN Department of Health Feb. 2016

Minnesota - Health Care Quality Report 2010 (MDH)

Find quality ratings of physician clinics and hospitals for diabetes, heart and vascular care, cancer screening, pediatric care and immunizations, selected surgery, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, infections, childbirth, hip fracture, survival rates and more. State is organized into 4 regions; includes little towns and major metro areas. Data from 2008 to 2010; report by the MN Department of Health. Not yet updated for 2016

Missouri Healthcare-Associated Infections - Central Line, Surgery & Ventilators  Editor's Pick

Three types of hospital-acquired infections - Central Line Associated Bloodstream (CLAB) Infections, Surgical Site Infection rate, and Head of Bed elevation to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia - are presented by hospital or ambulatory surgery center (ASC) name, along with a symbol identifying whether the facility has a lower or higher rate than its comparison group. Click on DATA if you want to see the actual numbers of infections. Surgery infections available for hysterectomy, hip, heart bypass (CABG), outpatient breast surgery and hernia repair. Report by the MO Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) uses 2011 data. Click on Infection Reporting Data

Nevada Hospital Ratings and Patient Satisfaction Scores

Nevada Hospital Association shows NV hospital performance ratings on Heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention, plus patient opinion ratings. Shows 2010 data for same hospital performance measures as CMS HospitalCompare website (no composite scores). Newer scores have been added for sentinel events (e.g. mistakes in the hospital) - three pages worth of information. Consumers may view all hospitals in the state side-by-side

New Jersey 2011 Hospital Performance Report Card - heart, pneumonia, infections

Guide to compare NJ hospitals on Heart Attacks (including PCI angioplasty within 90 minutes), Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Infection Prevention for surgery, cardiac bypass grafts, hysterectomy; central line (CLABSI) and catheter (CAUTI) infections prepared by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. More than half the individual hospitals were achieving scores in 2010 nearing 100% overall quality performance in 2010. Top 10% and 50% hospitals are shown. Details are available including mortality rates for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, and CABG. Patient Safety Indicators use 2009 data. Easy to read, but 82-pages long. Released March 2012

New York Hospital Infection Rates - 2015 (statewide)

NY State Department of Health reports Hospital-Acquired Infections for colon surgery, cardiac bypass, hip replacement, abdominal hysterectomy (grouped into one Surgical Site Infection score); central line infections and c.diff. Consumer report is just 29 pages. Data for 2015 are risk-adjusted and compared to state average. Summary of each hospital's performance quickly identifies whether hospital reflects typical performance. Red and blue bars on the graphs show the far worse-than-average and far better-than average hospitals. Very easy to read. Published March 2017

New York State Hospital Quality Ratings - nyhealth.gov

Select NY hospitals to compare in care areas like cardiac, or patient satisfaction, readmissions, death rates or infection prevention. Data updated each year, although dates are hard to find (hover over the hospital's score). The search by service feature shows burn care, maternity, kidney and other organ transplants. State Department of Health site. Able to search by county or region such as Long Island. Currently showing 2014-2015 data

North Carolina Hospital Ratings and Patient Satisfaction

Compare NC hospital performance (grouped by region) for patient recommendations (HCAHPS), Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Infection Prevention. Similar information is at the federal HospitalCompare site, but here all hospitals are side-by-side and may be easier to see by region. Consumers can choose graphs, tables of scores, trends, overall ratings and detailed questions. Site by the North Carolina Hospital Association. Data are current to 2009 or 2010

Oregon Hospital Quality Ratings (heart, pneumonia, surgery, satisfaction scores)

Oregon's hospital association (OAHHS) provides almost the same information here as reported for the national HospitalCompare website, but the site is easier to use, since it shows the data all at once across the state. Four types of quality measures are shown: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and hospital infections (surgery); plus patient satisfaction scores; Medicare mortality (death) rates and readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia. Most data from 2009-2010

Pennsylvania - Hospital Quality Ratings & Patient Opinions (PHCQA)

Compare PA hospitals side-by-side for heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, cancer care, stroke, surgical infection prevention, Emergency Room, patient satisfaction (Consumer Assessment) and more. Similar info at the CMS HospitalCompare (dates may vary), but this may be easier to use and more than 3 hospitals can be compared at once; 2014-2015 data. Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) now merged with the Health Care Improvement Foundation, includes the PA Hospital Association (HAP), the Blue Cross Plans, the PA Medical Society and others

Pennsylvania Hospital Performance Report 2014 | PHC4 (Dec. 2015)  Editor's Pick

Compare PA hospitals on Mortality Rating (relative survival rate), Average Charge (price), and Readmission rates. Seventeen (17) conditions in the pdf reports include congestive heart failure, abnormal heartbeat, heart attack, angioplasty and stent, pneumonia, stroke, laparoscopic & open gallbladder removal, COPD, colorectal surgical procedures, diabetes, kidney failure, urinary tract infections, septicemia, chest pain, and fainting. Grouped by region. Older reports may contain additional conditions. Symbols for Mortality ratings can be confusing - a higher mortality rating means worse survival (we think). No orthopedic (hip or knee) surgery included. Data from calendar year 2014

Pennsylvania: Hospital-acquired Infections, 2007 (PHC4)

Study of 165 Pennsylvania hospitals shows hospital-acquired infections are dangerous (may contribute to lower survival rates: 12.2% mortality for those with such infections, vs. 2.0% for those without) and costly. Nearly 28,000 hospital acquired infections were reported in 2007, on nearly 1.6 million patients. Almost half of infections were Urinary Tract Infections. Hospitals are shown with peer group hospitals based on size, service complexity and volume of surgery. Average charges shown, but PA hospitals were only paid 27% of charges in 2007. Readers advised to read the full introduction before viewing individual hospital results. Report by Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, an independent state agency, January 2009

Rhode Island Hospital Ratings 2016  Editor's Pick

Compare RI hospitals on four types of infections, readmissions, surgical complications, ER waiting time, how many hospital staff get their flu shot, patient satisfaction recommendations and more. All 14 hospitals on one page. Low ratings (one diamond only) clearly marked. These reports from Rhode Island Dept. of Health have really improved over the years. Nice work. Most data from 2015 and 2016

South Carolina - Compare Hospital Associated Infection Rates (HAIs)

Find surgical site infection rates at SC hospitals for colon surgery, hysterectomy (abdominal), hip and knee replacements, and heart bypass (CABG), 2016 data. Central line infections in hospital ICUs, c. difficile and MRSA also shown; compare hospitals for one type of infection at a time. Provided by state Department of Health (DHEC)

South Dakota Hospital Quality Ratings and Patient Opinions - free

Compare quality of SD hospitals on heart attack, heart failure care, pneumonia, infections and complications in surgery patients, patient satisfaction recommendations, children's asthma (limited data); MRI, Mammogram, CT and other imaging scans; ER care, stroke, hip and knee ratings, some pregnancy & delivery scores. Readmission and survival ratings are also shown for heart and pneumonia. Site by SDAHO (hospital association) generally shows 2012-2013 data. Same data as reported to CMS HospitalCompare (time periods may differ), but here all hospitals are side-by-side. State average, national avg and best 10% scores are shown. Easy to use, can sort to get best scoring hospitals on top

Tennessee Hospital Quality Comparison Ratings

The Tennessee Hospital Association and BlueCross BlueShield of TN have teamed up to compare hospital quality on mortality (survival rates), readmissions, volume and length of stay data. Interactive site for gall bladder surgery (laparoscopic & open cholecystectomy), cardiac valves, CABG, defibrillators, heart failure, diabetes, stomach and GI problems, COPD, pacemakers, brain surgery, back surgery, and vascular procedures. Uses 2013-2014 data

Texas - Inpatient Care Ratings in Texas Hospitals, 2014

Nineteen (19) separate quality ratings include patients of any payer type. Compare hospital volumes, mortality (survival rates), and certain utilization rates (i.e. cesarean section, VBAC rate, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gall bladder), cardiac cath, appendectomy in elderly). Survival rates for heart attack (AMI), heart failure CHF, stroke, GI hemorrhage, hip fracture, and pneumonia. Volume and/or death rates provided for heart bypass surgery (CABG), angioplasty (PCI), AAA Repair, hip replacement, craniotomy, esophageal resection, pancreatic resection, and carotid endarterectomy. TX Dept. of State Health Services THCIC. If your hospital has a * by it, its mortality rate is significantly lower (good), but if it has two ** by it, its risk-adjusted mortality was found to be significantly higher; must look VERY closely to find the asterisks. Updated 2017

Utah CheckPoint - Heart and Pneumonia Care Quality Ratings, 2017

Compare Utah hospital inpatient quality and ratings for heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia care, 2013-2016 data. These measures are not as extensive, but are similar to what is available through CMS' HospitalCompare website, and the Joint Commission (TJC). May be easier to use this site, due to the side-by-side hospital comparisons. Some measures are Medicare-only, and some use all patients (all payer data). Shows readmissions Utah Hospital Association

Utah Hip and Knee Surgery: Death Rate and Complications

Hospital-specific ratings compared to other Utah hospitals for complications and deaths on hip and knee replacements. Hard to read. No prices. Data from 2010-2012. Unclear what the scores mean, but lower is probably better. Published by Utah Dept. of Health in their OpenCatalog

Utah Maternity & Newborns: Compare 2008 Hospital Charges, Patient Safety, Volume

Hospital quality ratings for Utah maternity and newborn care cover vaginal delivery and Cesarean Section births. Hospital Patient Safety reports show UT hospitals who performed significantly better than expected for obstetric injuries to the mother's body, and birth injuries to newborns (2006 to 2008). Average 2008 charges (so add 8 years of inflation): Typical Vaginal childbirth cost about $5222 statewidein 2008; a c-section was about $8938; newborn care additional $1813 or more. (See specific hospital average prices.) Uses APR-DRGs. User-friendly, willing to tackle quality and charges in the same report, separately identifies complicated cases, and permits viewing as html web pages, instead of requiring downloads of big reports. But now is very old. Does not show how many (if any) of the nearly 12,000 c-sections were elective under 39 weeks gestation. Report updated Dec. 2009 by Utah Dept. of Health

Utah Pneumonia Hospitalizations, Quality and Charges by Hospital  Editor's Pick

Compare survival rates (deaths) for pneumonia (all adults, not only Medicare) and average 2008 pneumonia charges (a proxy for prices or average cost) by hospital name. Fifteen UT hospitals (including VA Medical) had superior performance. Charges are grouped by severity level of illness. The Web Page format is extremely user-friendly. Quality ratings use 3 years of data 2006-2008. Updated Dec. 2009

Utah Stroke Deaths, Hospital Survival Rates and Costs

Hospital-specific survival rates for stroke compared to expected deaths. Eight UT hospitals (incl. VA Medical) had statistically fewer deaths than expected for adults ages 18 and over, 2006-2008 data. Average death rate statewide declined to 9.2% for the three years. Typical prices at individual hospitals shown. Average 2008 hospital charges were about $14,000 for two-thirds of patients, $22,146 for the remaining more severely ill group, up 12%. Web page also shows Heart Care reports. Published by Utah Dept. of Health (UDOH) Dec. 2009

Vermont - 2015 Hospital Report Cards (Act 53)

Vermont calls these ratings Act 53 report cards, in honor of legislation passed in 2003, requiring VT hospitals to publish annual community reports about hospital quality, safety, financial health, costs for services and more. This government site links the data, including outpatient prices. Health conditions include heart care, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention, central line associated bloodstream infection rates, hysterectomy infections, knee replacement and hip replacement infection rates, volume and death rates for resection of esophagus or of pancreas (usually for cancer), pediatric heart surgery, abdominal aneurysm repair (AAA), & more. This site permits access to Quality Ratings, Survival Rate information, links to patient satisfaction and current medical prices all on the same web page for easy access. Nurse staffing also available. 2014 data for quality; 2013 information on prices

Washington DC Area Hospital Ratings for Safety & Complications

Kaiser Health News summarizes the complications and infections of Medicare patients in Washington DC hospitals, including northern Virginia and Maryland. Services from Oct. 2008 to June 2010; published January 2012

Washington Hospital Quality Ratings and Satisfaction Levels

Compare WA hospital scores for Surgical Infections (cardiac surgery, orthopedics, hysterectomy) Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, childrens Asthma Care, and patient opinions. Mortality (survival) data for heart care and pneumonia. Consumers can find some of this information at the federal HospitalCompare site, but here all hospitals are side-by-side and may be easier to see. Most data are up to 2011; Washington State Hospital Association

Wisconsin CheckPoint - Hospital Ratings and Patient Opinions  Editor's Pick

Compare hospital quality performance and patient satisfaction ratings for 125 hospitals in WI. Topics: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention and survvival for hip, knee surgery, heart, vascular, other cardiac, colon surgery and hysterectomy; patient safety practices, incidental appendectomy rate; deaths data. See how many patients would definitely recommend the hospital. Most data are from 2015-2016. Wisconsin Hospital Association makes quarterly updates. Even though the clinical topic list is sketchy (such as Bones and Digestive), WHA receives Editor's Pick for going beyond CMS measures, for showing all hospitals side-by-side, consumer ease in getting a free comprehensive quality report for one hospital, staying current, and showing comparisons to the benchmark best in the state

Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality - Hospital Inpatient Ratings & Prices

Compare hospital performance ratings for Surgery (including heart valves, gastric bypass [weight loss], angioplasty [PCI]), Heart Care, Maternity Care, Pneumonia, computerized physician orders to prevent medication errors, ICU staffing and more. Over 20 hospitals participate. Shows charges (average 2008 price) for some heart care, knee replacement, childbirth delivery, and pneumonia care; includes Leapfrog, CMS/Joint Commission measures. Some 2009 data. WCHQ report

Wisconsin Hospital Survival Ratings for Medical Illnesses  Editor's Pick

Compare 108 WI hospitals (side-by-side) on their survival rates for stroke, heart attack, pneumonia, heart failure, hip fracture and GI Bleeding. Wisconsin Hospital Association report Deaths Due to Illness shows most hospitals performed As Expected, with a few significantly Worse, or Better than the others. Most results are from 2008 (deaths from 2007; error prevention show 2009 data), published 2009

Wisconsin Hospital Survival Ratings for Surgical Procedures  Editor's Pick

Compare 86 WI hospitals (side-by-side) on their survival rates for AAA Repair, Craniotomy, heart (cardiac) bypass, PTCA angioplasty, CEA endarterectomy, resection of the esophagus or pancreas, and hip replacement surgery. Wisconsin Hospital Association report Deaths During a Procedure shows most hospitals performed As Expected, with a few significantly Worse, or Better than the others. Source data from 2007 (detailed practices shown for 2008), published 2009

Pennsylvania Total Hip and Knee Replacements FY 2013 (pdf)

June 2015 report by PHC4 shows volume and readmission rates by hospitals in Penn. Average PA hospital charges also shown, with 2013 prices (excluding surgeon fee) at $52,912 and $55,493 for knees and hip replacements, respectively. Separately, consumers can find surgeon volume and what Medicare paid (less than 25% of the average charge)

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Oregon Hospital Infection Ratings, 2016

Compare OR hospitals on healthcare-acquired infection rates in 2016 for central line infections (CLABSI), surgical site infections for cardiac bypass (CABG), colon, abdominal hysterectomy, hip prosthesis, knee (replacement) prosthesis, and laminectomy. Individual hospital reports (volumes and infections) are shown in the table if you are able to navigate this complex presentation. Must know name of hospital. Report by Health and Human Services (oregon.gov), pub. 2017

Tennessee Hospital Infection Ratings (pdf)  Editor's Pick

Tennessee Reports on Healthcare Associated Infections to compare TN hospitals in how well they avoided healthcare associated infections in 2014. Each hospital identified as to whether the same, or significantly better (lower) or worse (higher, shown in red) infection rates. Central Line-Associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), Catheter associated urinary tract infections, surgical site infections for colon surgery or hysterectomy, C.Diff and MRSA infections all shown. Published by Tenn Dept of Health, Oct. 2015

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