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Consumers who are looking for Survival Rate information for certain illnesses and diseases will find a considerable amount of information under the term Mortality rather than Survival. The use of the term Mortality Rate is a long-standing tradition in the medical community. Check the Hospital Ratings category and the Cancer category for additional survival rate information. If you would like to add your vote of support for the term Survival instead of Mortality, please send us an email

Hospital Ratings at HealthGrades (all states) 2016  Editor's Pick

Hospital Ratings (5-star, 3-star, 1-star) for over 30 diseases & inpatient procedures: Stroke, back surgery, COPD, diabetes, gall bladder surgery (cholecystectomy), bowel obstruction, GI Bleed, hip fracture repair, hip replacement, total knee replacement, prostate removal, TURP, hysterectomy (listed under gynecologic surgeries), respiratory failure, pneumonia, cardiac bypass, heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty, defibrillator, pacemaker, valve surgery, sepsis, pancreatitis, pulmonary embolism, abdominal aneurysm, stomach surgery, peripheral vascular bypass & more. Probably Medicare-only data for most conditions, although some states provide maternity, appendectomy, and bariatric surgery (gastric bypass) data. More extensive list than the federal government's site. Publicly-traded company. Most data in 2016 ratings are from Medicare patients, from 2012 to 2014. Click on Detail to see 3-year patient volume, and actual mortality or complication rates compared to predicted

Bariatric Surgery (for weight loss) - Average Cost, Outcomes

Statistical Brief #23 from AHRQ identifies a nine-fold increase in bariatric surgeries from 1998 to 2004. Average cost per surgery (e.g. gastric bypass) estimated at $10,395 (2004). Length of stay at 5 days; 82% of patients were female. Survival rates have improved by 79%, with reported death rates reduced from 0.89% (1998) to 0.19% in 2004. About 121,055 weight loss surgeries were done in 2004. Report released January 2007

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

HealthGrades Medicare Mortality Rates - Hospital Quality Study (2013 pdf)

HealthGrades compared aggregate performance of hospitals it rated as 1-star, 3-star and 5-star, to identify quality of care scores. It determined that 164,414 Medicare deaths might have been avoided over 3 years, with improved performance. Twenty seven conditions evaluated: Pneumonia, COPD, sepsis, stroke, heart failure, heart attack (AMI), bowel obstruction, heart bypass, angioplasty/stent, diabetic acidosis, GI bleed, GI surgery, pancreatitis, pulmonary embolism, resection/replacement abdominal aorta, valve replacement surgery, hip or knee replacement, back surgery, gallbladder surgery (inpatient), prostatectomy and more (2009-2011 data). Eleventh Annual Hospital Quality Study, Jan. 2013

Kidney Dialysis Center Compare - from medicare.gov  Editor's Pick

Compare services and ratings on kidney dialysis facilities in any state or US territory. Quality measures show Survival Rates among facilities and quality of care provided to Medicare patients at hospital-sponsored centers, nonprofit and for-profit dialysis centers. Resources on kidney failure and end stage renal disease (ESRD) also linked

Organ Transplants - Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

Transplant survival rates on a regional basis (1-year, 3-year, 5-year) compared to national; transplant center volumes; kidney, pancreas, liver, heart, lung, intestine. Click Regional Data on the left. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Updated 2010

Transplant WaitList and Survival Rates (SRTR)  Editor's Pick

Waiting list times, numbers of people waiting for a transplant: Kidney, pancreas, liver, intestine, heart, lung transplants. Survival statistics by type of transplant, and three-year survival rates by hospital Transplant Center are provided by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, which is affiliated with The University of Michigan and funded by HRSA. ustransplant.org Updated 2010

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Statistics (2007 pdf)

CDC estimates 1.4 million traumatic brain injuries occur each year; most are treated in the ER and released. But, if hospitalized, the most common Type I TBI has an average stay in the hospital of 8.1 days, at an estimated true cost of $19,300 (2004 dollars), and an in-hospital death rate of 13.1%. Most of All TBI patients were privately insured or covered by Medicare; average age was 45 years, and nearly two-thirds were male. Falls and motor vehicle crashes were the top two causes of injury. AHRQ Statistical Brief #27 released March 2007

Best and Worst Hospitals for Mortality: Heart care, Pneumonia (USA TODAY)

USATODAY.com published the federal government's list of hospitals that stand out for delivering better survival rates for heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia care, and those who score significantly worse in 30-day death rates. Actual mortality rates shown for Medicare patients, using data from 2006 to 2007. Very easy for consumers to read, but outdated. Pub. Aug. 20, 2008

See also Consumer Health Ratings - Ratings, Report Cards and Credentials - Compare Quality  Editor's Pick

See our main page for public reporting of quality ratings and comparisons for individual hospitals, nursing homes, health insurance plans, and other health care services. Check your physician's credentials and doctor's license in this category

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AHRQ - MRSA Infections in US Hospitals

Statistical Brief #35 shows a 27.5% increase in MRSA infections (Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus) in hospitals between 2004 and 2005. Detailed analysis of 2004 showed about half were to people ages 18 to 64. Rates were higher for men, those in the South, patients arriving in the ER or transferred from another hospital or nursing home, and those covered by Medicare. Estimated costs were $14,000 per case, and 10 day length of stay, about double what patients without MRSA infections experienced. Survival rates were lower too, with in-hospital mortality (death) rate of 4.7% compared to 2.1% for those without infections. MRSA infections could have originated in the hospital, or have been community-acquired. July 2007 report

America's 50 Best Hospitals list (Medicare) 2016 (pdf)

HealthGrades choice for the top 50 hospitals and 100 best in the US, based on clinical quality for Medicare patients over 3 years ending 2014. List shows which hospitals have held clinical distinction for 3 years, and those for 6 consecutive years. They examined complication rates or survival rates for 30 diagnoses (such as heart failure, COPD, pneumonia, stroke, diabetes, pancreatitis, sepsis) or surgical procedures (such as hip or knee replacement, gall bladder removal, back surgery, bowel obstruction, prostatectomy, angioplasty, valve surgery, and heart bypass)

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

CDI Infections in US Hospitals, January 2012 (pdf)

AHRQ Statistical Brief #124 shows steep increase in CDI (Clostridium Difficile Infections) in hospitals between 2001 and 2008, but declining in 2009. Detailed analysis of 2009 shows average age was 68 years, with very high rates in those age 85+. Survival rates show 9.1 percent died. Length of stay 13 days. Average cost per patient $24,400 (charges would be higher) and $8.2 billion for the year. Technical language; report by AHRQ using HCUP data; pub. 2012

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

Compare Hospitals at Why Not the Best? (IPRO)  Editor's Pick

If you could choose only one website to check hospital ratings, this might be it. Shows trends and in many cases which hospital has the best performance in the country. Currently using 2014-2015 data for most measures. Some measure are older. Heart care, pneumonia, surgery, patient satisfaction, survival rates (mortality) and more. Trends are shown for many hospitals, and you might be able to find Top Performers in the country at this website. Operated by IPRO

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

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

Healthgrades - Hospital Awards for Patient Safety Excellence, 2016 (pdf)  Editor's Pick

List of top 10% (467) hospitals, distinguished for their Medicare patient safety, using 2011 to 2013 data. Report highlights the national volume of hospital patient safety incidents, such as pressure ulcers [bedsores], accidental cuts during medical care; deep blood clots, respiratory failure, bloodstream infection or death following a serious complication after surgery. Annual study released April 2015 by Healthgrades

HealthGrades Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence, 2016 (pdf)  Editor's Pick

Annual report (Jan. 2016) identifies 260 top-rated distinguished hospitals (top 5%) from evaluating Medicare data from 2012 to 2014. Mortality results (survival rates) and complication rates have been factored in for at least 21 procedures and diagnoses such as: heart bypass surgery, pacemaker, defibrillator, heart attack, heart failure, valve replacement, back & neck surgery, carotid surgery, COPD, gall bladder, hip fracture, hip replacement, knee replacement, prostate surgery, TURP, pneumonia, stroke, bowel obstruction, GI bleed, pancreatitis, diabetes hospitalization, pulmonary embolism & sepsis. Hospitals listed by state

HealthGrades Top 5% Hospital Emergency Depts (Medicare)

Emergency Medicine Excellence Award is a list of 263 hospitals in US that have lower risk-adjusted mortality (death) rates of Medicare patients admitted to the hospital through the Emergency Room (ER). Twelve conditions (including heart failure, heart attack, COPD, stroke and sepsis) for Medicare patients were studied, representing 22% of Medicare admissions. Hospital names start on page 4. Data are from 2008-2010 Medicare only, published by HealthGrades 2012. No update available

Hospital Compare - hospitalcompare.hhs.gov (all states) - Hospital star ratings, complications  Editor's Pick

Federal government gives 1 to 5 stars and compares hospital ratings for heart attack (AMI), heart failure, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, and preventing surgery infections and other complications in 2014-2015. Includes death rate comparisons from heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, and readmission rates. Click on Timely & Effective Care, or Complications. Shows patient satisfaction HCAHPS ratings. Editor's Pick because the government standardized its ratings for all hospitals, and most ratings are based on more than just Medicare patients. Small volume hospitals will not show data for some measures. Be sure to click on Show Graphs. New Overall Star Ratings in 2016 are controversial

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 2011-2012 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. Infection rates use 2011 data. Hospital Report Card by IL Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) for all IL cities incl. Chicago area, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, Champaign. Report is greatly improved; updated 2013

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

Kentucky Hospital Ratings - free (KHA)

Compare KY hospitals side-by-side on inpatient quality for survival rates (mortality) for heart bypass (CABG), heart attack, heart failure, stroke, GI hemorrhage, hip fracture, pneumonia, angioplasty, and brain surgery. Also compare hospital rates on safety, such as hospital-acquired infections, pulmonary embolism or DVT, surgical deaths, postoperative sepsis, surgery complications. Some info on births, c-sections, and more. Kentucky Hospital Association data for 2009-2010

Leapfrog - Minimum Volume Recommendations (Evidence-based Hospital Referral pdf)  Editor's Pick

The Leapfrog Group has Evidence-Based Hospital Referral Safety Standards that include recommended volumes for certain procedures. They include minimum annual hospital volumes as follows: 450 heart bypass procedures per year (CABG), 400 Percutaneous coronary intervention procedures (PCI angioplasty), 120 aortic valve replacement, 50 abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (AAA), 11 pancreatic resections, 13 esophagectomy per hospital, and an average daily census of at least 15 babies in neonatal intensive care (NICU). Bariatric (weight loss) surgery has a recommended hospital volume above 125 and more than 50 cases per surgeon annually. Read about the specifics in this two-page fact sheet, then go to the Hospital Quality Ratings category, and check the Leapfrog data for information on your local hospitals. Updated 2008

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

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

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 and New Jersey 2010 HMO and Hospital Report Card (nyshaf.org)  Editor's Pick

Compare cost and quality ratings for HMOs such as Aetna, AmeriHealth, Anthem BCBS, Blue Choice, CDPHP, CIGNA, Community, Empire, GHI, Health Net, HIP, Independent, MVP, Oxford, & Preferred Care, side-by-side in NY and NJ, for diabetes, asthma, postpartum care, some cancer care, mental health, antibiotic use for children, low back pain care, Board-certified physicians, monthly health insurance premiums, overall patient satisfaction experience & more. Hospital quality comparisons on heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infections also provided for NY hospitals. Inpatient volumes, average length of stay and average price (charges) provided for appendectomy, asthma, maternity (incl. newborn & c-section delivery), chest pain, depressive neuroses, diabetes, gall bladder surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, hysterectomy, stroke, cardiac procedures, pneumonia, and COPD. Some survival ratings. Impressive list of measures, too numerous to mention. Health Care Report Card prepared by the NYS Health Accountability Foundation - a partnership of the NY Business Group on Health and IPRO (the QIO). Dates of data vary; HMO premiums are supposed to be current to the month

New York State 2010 Honor Roll for Inpatient Hospital Care  Editor's Pick

List shows NY hospitals with 3 stars with the best inpatient quality ratings - whose risk-adjusted mortality (death) rates in 2008 were statistically significantly lower than the state average (better survival rates). Conditions include congestive heart failure survival, heart attack survival, postoperative pulmonary embolism, DVT, hematoma, or sepsis, stroke survival, pneumonia survival, GI hemorrhage, craniotomy survival, PTCA, failure to rescue (recognizing complications of surgery), iatrogenic pneumothorax, accidental puncture. Prepared by the Niagra Health Quality Coalition

New York State 2011 (?) Hospital Report Card (SM)

Compare hospitals in Central NY, Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson, Nassau-Suffolk, New York City, Northeast, and Western regions for survival rates: AAA, carotid endarterectomy, CABG, craniotomy, esophageal resection, pancreas removal, PTCA and pediatric heart surgery, hip replacement & hip fracture death rates, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, pneumonia and GI Hemorrhage survival. Patient safety performance on hospital infections, collapsed lung, postop pulmonary embolism or sepsis, and other information for maternity and surgery (e.g. gall bladder); patients overall ratings also included. Myhealthfinder.com is a service of the Alliance for Quality Health Care & the Niagara Health Quality Coalition that does not appear to be updated. From what we could tell, 2011 is the last data period

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

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 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

Sepsis: What you should know

Brief overview of severe sepsis by a collaborative that includes the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), written for lay people. The Society reports an estimated 750,000 people in the United States experience sepsis (expected to rise to 1 million by 2010); survivingsepsis.org reports death is common among sepsis patients, with around 30% of patients dying within the first month of diagnosis and 50% dying within 6 months

Smoking (MedlinePlus)  Editor's Pick

According to the CDC, adults who smoke cigarettes die 14 years earlier than nonsmokers. Site includes topics like Tobacco-related Mortality, Genes and Smoking, Cigarettes and Nicotine, Increased Risk for Cataracts, Lung Cancer, COPD, Effects on Infertility, Statistics (about 1 in 5 adults smokes), Lung pictures, and how much money you will save when you quit smoking

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

Surgical Safety Checklist proves effective - NEJM Jan. 29, 2009

Article by Haynes, Weiser et al (including our favorite Atul Gawande MD) published in the New England Journal of Medicine, outlines the effectiveness of an easy-to-implement surgical checklist. The study tested the tool and approach with about 4000 patients in eight hospitals (incl. one in Seattle) in 8 countries, providing a diverse application of the checklist. Results showed significant and dramatic improvement in lowering surgical site infections, returns to OR, deaths, and complications. Read article, then enroll your hospital in IHI.org's free campaign to improve hospital care. Very exciting stuff

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, 2009

More than 20 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, 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 (PTCA), 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. Option to create your own report by searching the database by geographic area didn't work for us. Updated July 2012

usnews.com Best Hospitals 2016: Pediatric & Children's Hospitals

US News & World Report's top pediatric hospitals listed for cancer, diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology (digestive disorders) & GI surgery, cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology (kidney), neonatology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology (respiratory problems), and urology. Honor roll of 11 hospitals is led by Boston Children's and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. List called Best Children's Hospitals updated June 2016

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

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

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