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New Performance Data on Hospitals and States

We have updated WhyNotTheBest.org with the latest performance data on the process-of-care and hospital patient experience measures that are publicly reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Users of the site can conduct side-by-side comparisons of 4,500 hospitals nationwide, track performance over time against numerous benchmarks, and download tools to improve health care quality.

Two new case studies of top-performing hospitals just added to the site examine innovative surgical care improvement strategies: St. Charles Hospital: Improving Surgical Care Through Best-Practice Literature and Order Sets and Ridgeview Medical Center: Service Line Structure Lays Groundwork for Surgical Care Improvement.

You may also be interested in the Fund’s new State Scorecard on Health System Performance, 2009, which provides comparative performance data on the state level—including measures of access, quality, avoidable hospitalizations, and costs. Using aninteractive map, you can view state rankings and estimates of the lives and dollars saved if a state’s performance were raised to benchmark levels.

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October 21, 2009 - Posted by | healthcare | ,

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