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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.

CDC – MRSA Bloodstream Infections

MRSA Bloodstream Infections have been declining in healthcare settings, but still account for significant mortality. According to the CDC MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), there were almost 120,000 MRSA infections in 2017. The in-hospital mortality was about 18%. Published March 8, 2019. Additional, but older, information is available in AHRQ Statistical Brief #35 Infections with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in U.S. Hospitals, 1993–2005 (published in 2007). The statistical brief analyzes 2004 hospitalizations and costs at a time when there were 300,000 or more MRSA infections per year.

MRSA and other Infection Information from CDC

Learn about MRSA and find other infections information from the CDC. MRSA is Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. CDC answers questions about staph infections both in the community and in healthcare settings. It estimates that approximately 5% of patients in U.S. hospitals carry MRSA in their nose or on their skin.  CDC is also the website for information about infections known as c.diff, CLABSI, CAUTI, SSI and VAP.

MRSA Infections in Sports

MRSA infections in sports, gives steps for coaches and athletic directors to take if they think an athlete has a skin infection. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a cause of skin infections in the community. Several reported clusters were identified among sports participants. Prevention measures are outlined. By CDC, updated 2019.

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Rhode Island Hospital Ratings 2018

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. However, most data from 2016 and 2017, published May 2018, and therefore out of date. No update available from Rhode Island Dept. of Health as of October 2022, but only a link to the federal Care Compare site.

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