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Leapfrog Hospital Quality Ratings – For Consumers (all states) Editor's Pick

The Leapfrog Group, an employer-based coalition, asks hospitals to voluntarily report how closely they follow recommended quality and safety practices. CLICK on the Show Info arrow underneath each green bar chart to find additional important information. You will find actual rates of performance,and whether the hospital you’re interested in, meets volume standards for certain complex surgeries. Many, but unfortunately not all hospitals participate; easy to compare. Updated Spring 2022. The period covered is unclear. Leapfrog was a pioneer in getting ratings in the public eye.

CDI (c.diff) Infections in US Hospitals Decreased in First Year of Covid-19

Study of CDI (c. difficile infections) in US hospitals showed CDI declined during year 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers compared pre-COVID (April 2019 to March 2020) with COVID (April 2020 to March 2021). CDI prevalence went down significantly from 12.2 CDI cases per 10,000 encounters, to 8.9 per 10,000. Inpatient costs however were about $2,000 higher per case – up about 19%. Inpatient mortality was also higher – 7.4% compared to 5.5% in the pre-Covid period. Study was based on a sample of hospitals from the Premier Healthcare Database. Published in the Open Forum Infectious Diseases, August 2022.

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Canada – Ontario Hospital Ratings

Find hospital ratings for Ontario Canada. Health Quality Ontario shows hospital safety measures for infection rates, hand hygiene and safety in surgery. Performance scores for Wait times for surgery, CT and MRI diagnostic tests; also compare time spent in Emergency. Wait times listed for cataracts, cancer surgery, cardiac surgery, gallbladder, hip and knee replacements, children’s surgery and more. Data from 2022, updated regularly. Province level and side-by-side hospital ratings shown. In Ontario, average wait time to see a physician in the Emergency Department (ER) was 2.1 hours (13 months ending July 2022). Originally developed by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA), the province-wide regional board of Health Quality Ontario is now appointed by the government

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