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.
CDC lists diseases and organisms in healthcare settings. Short descriptions of organisms such as c.diff (Clostridioides difficile), klebsiella, MRSA, norovirus, staphylococcus aureus, VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococci), TB, and others found in healthcare settings. Even influenza is found in healthcare settings.
Hand Washing, Hand Hygiene video by the CDC. Take one minute to view the online youtube video for proper handwashing technique and guidelines to help prevent infections. CDC epidemiologist presents the basics – really fast. People often miss washing the thumb and index finger, as well as the finger tips on both hands. Plan to wash and scrub for 20 seconds, about as long as it takes to hum your favorite school fight song.
Find the basics on infection prevention for consumers, from APIC. Learn how patients and families can break the chain of infection inside and outside of healthcare settings. The Association For Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) provides monthly alerts. Formerly PreventInfection.org
National Healthcare Infections from CDC (2020 NHSN Report). CDC manages the system that tracks healthcare-associated infections. Thousands of hospitals and others participate in this voluntary reporting system. Aggregate reports are available to the public by state. Report shows device-related infection rates for central lines (CLABSI), urinary catheter-associated UTI, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), surgical site infections (SSIs); c.difficile events and MRSA bacteremia. Counts available on the number of hospitals that have statistically worse infection rates, but no names provided. Standardized Infection Ratios (SIR) shown for 2020 data. Comparisons made to 2019 and to 2015 baseline. The effects of the pandemic in both reporting and in infection rates are presented. Website and reports are difficult to use and understand. Updated 2022.
Learn about the hospital “program of distinction” to prevent infections. This recognition program gives awards for excellence to acute care hospitals who meet a set of high-level standards for infection prevention and control programs. It was developed by leaders of APIC, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. The Program of Distinction is a 3-year recognition award. Vanderbilt was the first to be recognized in 2017. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital received the distinction in 2019. As of December 2022, the website was offline, possibly because no hospitals presently qualify for the award. APIC is the leading professional association for infection preventionists.
National Quality Forum (NQF) report, National Voluntary Consensus Standards for the Reporting of Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) Data, identifies principles, measures and public reporting standards for central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs); surgical site infections (SSIs), and UTI outcomes. Written for professionals. The non-profit NQF report is 68 pages; pub. June 2012
See Consumer Health Ratings’ main category on Costs to COMPARE average costs, prices or charges among providers. Compare specific hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers or clinics for hospitalizations, many surgeries, procedures and outpatient tests. The LEARN MORE listings show general average costs of healthcare in your region, if available.
The top 10 of 20 most expensive conditions that people got hospitalized for in 2017, were Septicemia, osteoarthritis, liveborn infants, heart attack (AMI), congestive heart failure (CHF), back problems, respiratory failure, coronary atherosclerosis, cerebral infarction (stroke), and diabetes with complication. The full list identifies 20 health conditions that cost the nation the most in hospital charges in 2017. The top 10 represented 43% of the total national hospital bill. For Medicaid patients, complications during childbirth, schizophrenia and previous C-section were in the top 10. For self-pay patients/no insurance, diabetes with complications was the 3rd most expensive condition. 18-page Statistical Brief #261 by AHRQ uses 2017 HCUP data; published July 2020.
Compare level of infections at Alabama hospitals in 2021. Healthcare associated infections are grouped by type of infection (catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI), surgical site infection (SSI) associated with colon surgery, and SSI associated with abdominal hysterectomy. Hospital-specific data shown for Birmingham and 6 other regions, along with whether the hospital is better, similar or worse than national average.
The state as a whole in 2021 had scores better than the national average for CAUTI. However, 7 hospitals had significantly worse scores. Being excellent in one area does not necessarily apply to other types of infections. For example, USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital had better than average CLABSI scores, but significantly worse ratings in hysterectomy infections. Alabama overall had CLABSI rates that were significantly higher than the national average. The number of infections from low-scoring hospitals were enough to pull the state down. By Alabama Dept. of Public Health; 18 pages published November 2022.
Arkansas hospital volumes, prices, quality ratings and patient satisfaction are listed 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. Volumes are listed under the hospital’s Profile. 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 2017; Quality and Patient Satisfaction scores reflect 2018 ratings. Information is outdated. No updates were made during 2020, 2021, or 2022. Medical inflation has been at least 15% since 2017.
Learn about the average cost for common hospital stays, by diagnosis. Average cost per stay for all diagnoses was $11,700 in 2016. Based on information included in the report, it appears that the 2017 average cost per stay was about $12,100. Therefore the estimated cost in 2022 dollars with medical inflation alone, would be about $13,900 per hospital stay. These numbers are estimated costs, NOT prices; they do not include physician fees. Add at least 15% for medical cost inflation to 2022.
Report shows 20 conditions with the highest total inpatient costs in 2017. Consumers can calculate the 2017 average cost (a convenience not provided in this report, unfortunately) for more than 20 conditions. For example, the average cost per stay for osteoarthritis calculates to about $15,900 (2017 dollars). The average cost per stay for a liveborn (newborn) calculates to about $4,000. Conditions include septicemia, osteoarthritis, spondylosis, newborn baby, acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, coronary atherosclerosis, stroke, diabetes with complications, COPD, pneumonia, hip fracture, depression (using Medicaid data), obesity, and more. Breakouts are shown for Medicare, Medicaid, and private payer cases. Prices or charges will be higher. Statistical Brief #261 National Inpatient Hospital Costs: The Most Expensive Conditions by Payer, 2017 from Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), AHRQ July 2020.
California provides average prices for inpatient and outpatient procedures as of June 1, 2022, as listed in each hospital’s chargemaster. All CA hospitals are included. Excel files show prices for at least 25 common outpatient procedures. ER visits, MRI and CT test prices should be included, along with selected outpatient surgery. The average cost (charge) for top 25 types of outpatient procedures or surgery includes CPT codes. Outpatient reports may show hospital prices for Emergency Room visits, office visit code 99213, lab tests, CT, MRI, Mammogram, x-ray, ultrasound, Physical Therapy visit, Arthroscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopy, carpal tunnel, hernia repair, gall bladder removal (laparoscopic cholecystectomy), lumbar injections, tonsillectomy, ear tubes and more, depending on each hospital’s highest volume.
California 2022 inpatient prices are listed only in each hospital’s massive and complicated Charge Master, which shows the charge for every pill, lab test and hospital room rate. This is where you will find maternity, obstetrics, newborn nursery, labor and delivery charges. But you may need to wade through more than 10,000 individual services listed in the chargemaster to find what you want to know. Files are in Excel file format. Prices are from 2022. Consumers can see one hospital at a time by downloading their chargemaster file. Provided through California OSHPD, the state government Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.
CalHospitalCompare shows California hospital quality ratings for cancer surgery, heart care, hip and knee, gallbladder infections, surgery volume, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, preventing surgical infections & complications, maternity care including c-sections and VBAC, emergency department and patient opinion ratings, readmissions; some mortality/survival rates. Dates of data are hard to find (click on the red question marks when at the hospital report). When reported, most contain 2020-2021 data. Number of cancer cases is labeled as both 2014 and 2020, which is confusing. Compare hospitals side by side to find Superior Hospitals. Hospitals may be the best in one area but not in another. When viewing hospital report, click on View All, or you’ll miss most of the information. Cal Hospital Compare is supported by IBM Watson Health.
Find Infection Rates for Colorado hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery facilities, and outpatient dialysis centers, 2021. CO Dept. of Public Health (CDPHE) reports patient infections in health facilities, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers. Infection Rates are compared to national average, on surgical site infections for breast surgery, colon surgeries, hip replacement, knee replacement surgery, outpatient hernia repair, hysterectomy; c.diff infections, central line bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in adult or neonatal ICU, critical care units & long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), and dialysis treatment centers (DTCs). If a facility is significantly better or worse, it’s highlighted. 2021 data published in July 2022. Timely Colorado report.
Compare eight Delaware hospitals on their numbers of infections every quarter. Six types of Actual infections are compared to predicted. See the now-old Annual Report (2018 full year report published June 2019) to view whether a hospital is better or worse than average. Christiana Care Christiana Hospital was significantly better than national average for CLABSI (central line associated bloodstream infections) and Colon Surgery infections; Christiana and St. Francis were better for C.Diff. No hospitals scored statistically worse for any of the infections, including MRSA. No quarterly updates were published during 2020 at the site. Staff influenza vaccination rates also shown; one hospital (St. Francis Healthcare) did not meet 90% goal during the 2018-2019 flu season. DE Health & Social Services DHSS, 2019. No updates are available for 2019, 2020, 2021 or 2022 infections, as of February 2023.
Compare Florida inpatient hospital ratings on infections, patient satisfaction, average price (cost estimate), and readmissions. In the Quality Report Card column, find volume (number of hospitalizations) or how many procedures they do each year in various specialty service line, average length of stay, and readmission rate. 2020 and 2021 data. State inspection reports are also shown on each hospital’s individual page. Click on Care Bundle Pricing $ icon to find hospital and an old report on average statewide charge. Prices are old, and estimated to 2018 or 2019 only. All age groups (not just Medicare), extensive set of health conditions/diseases, and the ability to sort with best FL hospitals at the top of the list, make this website helpful. While the Quality and Satisfaction scores are current, the cost information is not. Click on the hospital name to additional information about the hospital. Hysterectomy listed under Women’s Health instead of Surgery. FloridaHealthFinder.gov, updated 2022.
Visit Hospital Compare to find hospital star ratings and complications for hospitals in all states. Compare 3 hospitals at one time. Federal government (at medicare.gov) gives 1 to 5 stars and compares hospital ratings for heart attack (AMI), heart failure, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, hip & knee, preventing infections and surgical complications, timeliness of Emergency (ER) dept., use of medical imaging. Most data are from calendar 2021, but may vary by measure. Includes death rate comparisons from heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, CABG; and return to hospital (readmission) rates. Click on Timely & Effective Care, or Complications. Shows patient satisfaction HCAHPS ratings (patient experience opinions) from 2021. Some info on colonoscopies and cataracts. Editor’s Pick because it’s the best of what is out there. The federal government standardized broad 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. Graphs are no longer available. Today’s stars may reflect older data than shown at the website. Read the fine print. Updated October 2022.
Illinois hospital and ambulatory surgery center ratings and prices, from IDPH. Compare IL hospitals on patient satisfaction ratings; heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention, knee arthroscopy, cardiac surgery, safety measures, infection rates, some survival information, more. See volume and 2019-2020 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 arthroscopy priced at $42,000 average in IL), bunionectomy (which had a statewide list price at $23, 374), hernia repair ($24,600), colonoscopy ($7,400), lens, lumpectomy, tonsillectomy (almost $15,000). Prices may be found under the SERVICES tab after you select the hospital or facility. May get a full report for one hospital or ambulatory surgery center at a time, or one measure at a time for multiple facilities 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 with 2018-2020 prices, 2019 and 2020 quality data, and 2019 patient satisfaction scores. Add medical inflation costs of 10%.
Compare hospital prices in Maryland for 2021. Volume (number of cases) and average charges (prices) at each Maryland hospital (by name) and statewide are available for more than 300 of the most common inpatient diagnoses. Includes newborns (average cost $2,371), childbirth vaginal delivery ($9,625), c-section (avg. $12,203), septicemia, heart failure, COPD, pneumonia, hip replacement ($32,015), knee joint replacement (average cost $33,602), cardiac arrhythmia, major depression ($14,207), bipolar admissions ($13,804 state average), schizophrenia ($18,932), cellulitis ($11,748), stroke, urinary tract infections ($11,438) and rehabilitation ($30,455). Data from first half of 2021. Hospital prices for the same procedure can vary widely. For example, inpatient hip replacement cost $35,199 on average at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, which had the largest program and an average length of stay of 4.3 days. Sinai Hospital, on the other hand had an average price over $52,000, which was the highest of any hospital that did at least 80 hip cases in six months. Sinai’s length of stay was 6.7 days. Mercy Medical Center had one of the shortest average stays – 1.8 days, and an average charge under $22,000. Easy to use website; easy to sort columns. Consumers can also view the average cost for commercial insurance patients compared to Medicare or Medicaid, for example. By MD Health Care Commission MHCC 2022.
Compare Maryland hospital quality ratings. Overall patient reviews (consumer satisfaction), quality and safety ratings for people hospitalized in Maryland. Topics include different types of infections, emergency department (ER) waiting time, heart conditions, pneumonia, COPD, hip and knee surgery, imaging, stroke, maternity and newborn care, surgery infections for hysterectomy, colon surgery and more. Search by condition or procedure might be the most helpful. Actual hospital scores are shown, but the dates are not. Also unclear what the definitions and dates are, for the national comparisons. Published by MD Health Care Commission (MHCC). Other than knowing how old the data used in the quality measures are, this might be the best state-based rating of hospitals in the US. Updated 2022.
Find infection rates for Massachusetts hospitals in 2021. Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) in MA hospitals, show infection rates for hip, knee, hysterectomy, CABG and colon surgery. Also shows infection types: CLABSI, CAUTI, CDI, and MRSA. Volume of cases also shown. Find staff vaccination rates for influenza. Choose the Interactive HAI Map to see ratings for each individual hospital. Published by Mass. Health and Human Services, September 2022.
Find Michigan hospital ratings at verifyMIcare.org. Website from Michigan Hospital Association’s Keystone Center allows consumers to compare care at MI hospitals. Compare 3 hospitals at a time on how well they rate on infections, overall mortality (survival rates), readmissions, some obstetrics care such as c-sections, complications from surgery, and length of stay for hip or knee replacement surgery, stroke, heart failure or pneumonia. Includes critical access hospitals in rural areas and metro hospitals in the Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing areas. Most quality ratings reflect data from 2019-2020. Must click on the checkmark (or plus or minus signs) to see the dates, which are otherwise hidden. Patient satisfaction and experience ratings are also shown for 2018-2019. No updates as of April 2023.
Missouri hospital ER prices, inpatient cost and quality ratings. To compare hospital costs, click on Find a Hospital, then Pricing Data to find the average 2021 price (median charge) for common inpatient medical conditions and surgeries at Missouri (MO) hospitals. In addition, if you click on the arrow to expand, you will find a range of charges, average length of stay, and number of cases per year shown. Childbirth, maternity, mental health, hip and knee surgery, heart care, etc. Must know the general body system (such as musculoskeletal) in order to search inpatient prices.
Emergency department (ER Emergency Room) visit costs are shown separately by “level”. In Missouri, nearly 2/3 of the ER visits were at Levels 3 and 4. Median charge for Level 3 ER visit in 2021 (the most common, moderate severity & moderately complex case) was $1,746. This was 7.6% higher than last year. The second most common ER visit was Level 4 (high severity), had an average cost of $4,435, up almost 7% from 2020. The highest possible Level 5 visit cost $7,748 on average, up 9% from 2020. Just 11% of ER patients were classified as Level 1 or 2; the median prices for these low level visits were $541 and $880 respectively. Average prices shown for 2021. We assume these average costs reflect base price only, without “extra” test costs, and possibly without physician fees. Such information was not readily available at the site. The cost numbers are “sticker price”, not what insurance pays after discounts. Hospital “self-pay discounts” (e.g., 30% or 40% discount off the full charges) are listed at the site. Hospital Quality data also shown at this site. Compare hospitals on infections, readmissions, falls, and other patient safety results. Editor’s Pick for putting all of this information in one place and timely reporting on quality and costs. Published by the Missouri Hospital Association.
Compare Nevada hospital ratings, ER care, and patient satisfaction scores. NV hospital performance ratings on Emergency care, mortality for Heart care, pneumonia, stroke, and COPD; infections, adverse events (mistakes), plus patient opinion ratings. Shows 2020-2021 data. Click on the green “ABOUT” button on each measure to see the data collection dates for each measure. Some measures may be the same as at CMS Hospital Compare website, but dates may vary. Consumers may view 3 or more hospitals side-by-side. When updated December 2022, the Patient Satisfaction ratings were not always working properly. Nevada Hospital Association website.
Compare NJ hospitals on Heart Attacks, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Infection Prevention for surgery, cardiac bypass grafts, surgical infections; central line (CLABSI) and catheter (CAUTI) infections prepared by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. Mortality ratings for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, and CABG are also shown. Patient Safety Indicators, Infections, and most other reports use 2021 quality assessment data. Some outpatient measures are included. NJ Dept. of Health prepares the NJ Hospital Quality Assessment.
NY State Department of Health reports Hospital-Acquired Infections in 2019 for colon surgery, cardiac bypass, hip replacement, abdominal hysterectomy; central line (CLABSI) infections, c.difficile and CRE infections. Consumer report is 29 pages. Part 2 Technical Report shows more detail on infections for each hospital. Statewide, most infection rates improved in New York hospitals from 2015 to 2019. Improvements were seen in reduced colon infection rates, catheter infections, hospital c. diff. infection rates, hip infections, CABG infections and others. The abdominal hysterectomy infection rate got worse, however. Data for 2019 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 (available in the Technical Report only) show the far worse-than-average and far better-than average hospitals. Very easy to read. Published May 2021. No updates as of February 2023.
Compare hospital infection rates in North Carolina. NC HAI (Healthcare-Associated Infections) Reports compare NC hospitals in how well they avoided healthcare infections in 2021. Each hospital identified as to whether the same, or significantly better (fewer infections, shown in blue-green) or worse (higher, shown in red) infection rates. Central Line-Associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), NICU CLABSI, Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), surgical site infections for colon surgery or abdominal hysterectomy, MRSA infections, and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) are all shown. The year-end summaries for acute care hospitals are from the N.C. Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated and Resistant Pathogens Patient Safety (SHARPPS) Program at the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Published August 2022.
Compare Oregon hospital infection ratings. Two reports are available: staff influenza vaccination rates for the 2018-2019 flu season; and a report on healthcare-acquired infection rates in 2017. The staff vaccination rates are shown for each hospital, ambulatory surgery center, skilled nursing facility and dialysis center. Many facilities did not yet meet the 90% goal; report was published in February 2020. No updates available for 2020, 2021 or 2022, as of April 2022. The healthcare-acquired infection reports (published in 2018) show central line infections (CLABSI), surgical site infections for cardiac bypass (CABG), colon, abdominal hysterectomy, hip prosthesis, knee (replacement) prosthesis, and laminectomy. Reports by OR Health and Human Services (oregon.gov).
Find hospital performance reports in Pennsylvania for 2021, through PHC4. Compare PA hospitals on Mortality Rating (relative survival rate), Average Charge (price), and Readmission rates. Thirteen (13) conditions in the reports include heart failure, abnormal heartbeat, heart attack, stroke, intestinal obstruction, COPD, diabetes, kidney failure, urinary tract infections, sepsis, blood clot in lung, chest pain, and respiratory failure. As an example, there were 57,037 sepsis cases in Pennsylvania in 2020-2021, with an average mortality rate of 10.9%. (In the prior year report, those with Covid were separated. The sepsis patients with Covid, led to a 27.9% mortality rate in the prior year). The average charge for Sepsis was $73,112. (In a separate report, you can find that Medicare most often paid an average $12,830 for sepsis.) About 18% were readmitted. There were 24 hospitals that had worse mortality than expected for sepsis; and 18 hospitals that had significantly lower mortality than expected. Symbols for Mortality ratings can be confusing – a higher mortality rating means worse survival. Older reports may have laparoscopic gallbladder removal information and pneumonia information. No orthopedic (hip or knee) surgery included. Data from Oct. 2020 to Sept. 2021, published by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), December 2022.
Compare hospital infection rates (HAIs) at South Carolina hospitals. Surgical site infection rates at SC hospitals for colon surgery, hysterectomy (abdominal), hip and knee replacements, and heart bypass (CABG), 2020 data. Central line infections in hospital ICUs, c. difficile and MRSA also shown. Compare hospitals for each type of infection, beginning on page 35. Published November 2021 by South Carolina state Department of Health (DHEC). Also check the list for rates of annual influenza vaccination of healthcare workers in hospitals, in the Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Report published in August. No updates as of Feb. 1, 2023.
Compare hospital infection ratings in Tennessee. TN Reports on Healthcare Associated Infections for Healthcare Consumers to compare TN hospitals in how well they avoided healthcare infections in 2019 and 2020. Each hospital identified as to whether the same, or significantly better (lower) or worse (higher, shown in red) infection rates. Scroll to “Tennessee’s HAI Reports”. Central Line-Associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), surgical site infections for colon surgery or abdominal hysterectomy, C.Diff and MRSA infections all shown.Acute care hospital infection rates, LTACs (long-term acute care hospitals), and inpatient rehab hospitals or specialty hospitals are included in the reports. Facility- Specific Summaries start on page 307 of a 600+ page report. Healthcare worker vaccination rates for influenza (2020-2021 flu season) are also covered in the report. Published by Tenn Dept of Health, October 2021.
Find number of infections at Texas hospitals for 2021. Actual numbers are compared to predicted numbers (based on case mix) for CLABSI (Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection), and for some types of surgical site infections (SSI) such as colon surgery or hysterectomy. In addition, each hospital reports the occurrence of preventable adverse events (PAEs) such as a fall, a deep bed sore, an object left in the patient after surgery, collapsed lung, an attempted suicide. Updated by the TX Department of State Health Services, April 2022.
Compare 2020 infection rates at Utah hospitals and dialysis centers. The website from the Utah Department of Health shows whether the hospital or dialysis facility is:
Most facilities are no different from the national aggregate data. For 2020, compare infections for Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), Surgical site infections (SSIs) for colon surgeries and abdominal hysterectomy surgeries, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia infections, and Dialysis infections. The only facility with statistically more infections in 2020 than the national comparison was Ogden Regional Medical Center for Central Line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). A few facilities were statistically better, with fewer infections. In addition to long term acute care facilities (LTACs), inpatient rehab facilities are also included in the report. Published March 2022.
Vermont 2022 hospital ratings are called Act 53 report cards – 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. See if your VT hospital is average, above average, or below average. Health conditions include heart care, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention, central line associated bloodstream infections, c. diff. infections, hysterectomy infections, knee replacement and hip replacement infection rates, volume and death rates, readmissions, psychiatric hospital quality & 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 for 2022 for most hospitals. Dates for other reports vary, usually up to 2021 data. Information on prices for some procedures, and services such as physician office visits also available. Published at healthvermont.gov August 2022.
2022 Vermont Hospital Report Card shows average inpatient prices (gross charges) for each VT hospital’s most frequent inpatient admissions. Sample average prices include newborn delivery (normal newborn $3,529; newborn with medical problems = $5,455, but over $25,000 if the baby had major problems), cesarean section ($20,000 to $24,000), average cost for vaginal delivery $10,342 without complications; pneumonia; total hip or knee replacement (average $41,000), depression (average $19,000), psychoses such as schizophrenia (average $39,000), COPD & emphysema, heart failure, chest pain, rehabilitation, heart rhythm problems, back problems, Spinal fusion about $75,000; kidney or urinary tract infection, and other hospital stays. Compare costs on nearly 60 different types of cases, listed by MS-DRG. Compare all hospitals side-by-side in Table 1A; 2019-2020 average charges were published in 2022. Price hikes for 2022 and 2023 are likely.
Compare 2018 infection rates (most recent available) among Washington’s hospitals, for central line (CLABSI) infections (ICU and non-ICU) and surgical site infections (hysterectomy, colon). CDI (c. difficile) infections are also reported by hospital. Hospitals with worse infection rates than the norm, are pointed out in red. Reports by the WA State Dept. of Health. 2018 data updated 2022. Older reports with 2017 SSI infection data are also available for heart surgery, heart bypass (CABG), hip replacement and knee replacement surgery.
Compare WA hospital quality ratings and scores for patient satisfaction (patient opinions); Surgical Infections (cardiac surgery, orthopedics, hysterectomy, colon); other infections (CLABSI, CAUTI); some maternity measures; Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Stroke, Surgery (including hip and knee complications), readmissions, Mortality (survival) data for heart care and pneumonia; and more. Consumers can find some of this information at the federal Hospital Compare site. Here all hospital ratings are side-by-side and are easier to see. Data periods may vary from the federal site. Most data are calendar year 2019. Some Emergency Care measures (such as average 24 minutes before patients see a doctor or nurse) reflect older data (2017-2018), since this measure is no longer used. Click on “More Info” to see scores for all hospitals in the state quickly. This website is very easy to use and to read. No updates as of April 2022. Washington State Hospital Association site.
Wisconsin CheckPoint helps you compare hospital quality performance and patient opinion ratings for 127 hospitals in WI. Topics: Birth and C-Section delivery, infections, readmissions; deaths (mortality) data, patient satisfaction, patient safety. Many conditions are rated, such as heart attack, heart failure, CABG and PTCA; pneumonia, surgical post-op infections, hip and knee surgery, vascular, colon surgery and hysterectomy; COPD, pneumonia; patient safety problems such as falls and pressure ulcers.
Also see how many patients would definitely recommend the hospital. (Ratings are listed under Patient Experience.) Compare hospitals on how many patients “understood their care when they left hospital”. Statewide, only 56% said they understood their care during 12 months ending Sept. 30, 2021, down 2 points from 2019. Eighteen (18) hospitals had fewer than half their patients understanding their care when they left the hospital: Marshfield Medical Center (hospitals in Marshfield, Neillsville, Beaver Dam, Rice Lake and Weston); Beloit Health System, Ascension hospitals (St. Francis and Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee, All Saints Racine, Ozaukee, Mequon), Reedsburg Medical Center, Mayo Clinic Oakridge in Osseo, HSHS St. Nicholas in Sheboygan, Aspirus hospitals (Medford Portage and Rhinelander), Froedert in Kenosha and ThedaCare in New London. Statewide, 29 hospitals significantly under-performed (one-star) on this measure compared to the state average.
Congratulations goes to Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington, for achieving 100% healthcare staff influenza vaccination during the 2021-2022 season. At the other end of the spectrum, Hudson Hospital & Clinic came in at an abysmal and embarrassing 41% staff vaccination rate. Ten other hospitals may have been in that low range also, since they chose not to publicly report.
Rankings are shown by stars (one, two, or 3 stars), and consumers can switch to numbers by clicking ‘Show Rates”. Many individual measures reflect 2021-2022 scores. Long-term trends lines are shown for each hospital, measure by measure, and the number of cases for that illness or surgery. Wisconsin Hospital Association makes quarterly updates. WHA receives Editor’s Pick for going beyond CMS measures, for showing all hospitals side-by-side, consumer ease in getting a free overall quality report for one hospital, staying current, and showing comparisons to the benchmark best in the state. Updated 2022.
Wisconsin PricePoint tool shows average hospital price, median charge and length of stay for common inpatient services. Full year 2021 prices are shown. Hospitalizations include maternity and newborn births, hip or knee replacement surgery, gallbladder removal, heart surgery, angioplasty, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), valves, cardiac cath, pacemaker, pneumonia, bipolar and other mental health, stroke, back care, asthma, COPD, rehab; kidney, heart, lung or other transplant; hysterectomy, prostate surgery, bowel surgery & more. Dates are not shown on the consumer version of the PricePoint tool. (See dates by going through the professional tool, from the Home page.) Also shows inpatient volumes if you click on more detail. Median price for a uncomplicated vaginal delivery in 2021, with normal newborn care was just over $16,000 total (about $12,000 for mom and $4,000 for baby). From WHA Information Center, part of the Wisconsin Hospital Association WHA Information Center. Updated Apr. 2022.
Surgeon and other physician fees NOT included. Wisc. Hospital Assn. created the PricePoint System now used in other states. This version of Pricepoint has been modified to be payer-specific, so consumers can get a better idea of average cost. Gross charges (sticker price) should be the same for all patients who have identical care. Must watch a video before proceeding to see the prices; you may also need specific medical information about the procedure in order to select the price you are interested in.