Navigation Links
Vital New Quality Data on Hospital Readmission Rates Available on Hospital Compare Website
Date:7/9/2009

the U.S. national rate," "better than the U.S. national rate" or "worse than the U.S. national rate" - to provide results that are clear and understandable to patients and consumers. Each hospital's readmission rates for the specific condition also can be compared to its state's average. Additionally, each rate is shown as a single number, along with a confidence interval that indicates the range of certainty in which the hospital's true performance falls.

The methodology used to calculate the readmission rates uses Medicare billing records from July 2005 to June 2008. The information being made available today on Hospital Compare represents an important starting point from which providers can learn and take additional steps in their efforts to reduce readmissions.

Hospitals, other health care providers and community organizations can work together to understand the readmission rate information and investigate factors that may contribute to hospital readmissions, such as the availability of primary and hospice care in the community or transportation challenges patients might face in getting to follow-up appointments.

The new update joins a growing collection of clinical care information on the Hospital Compare Web site - the product of the collaboration of public and private sector organizations known as HQA. HQA members work together to improve the quality of care provided by the nation's hospitals by measuring and publicly reporting information about hospital care. A key goal of the HQA is to collect and report data on a robust set of standardized and easy-to-understand hospital quality measures. The HQA is continuing its efforts to identify the most meaningful information to include on the Hospital Compare Web site in the future to help inform patient and clinical decision making.

The HQA will continue to put forward Nati
'/>"/>

SOURCE Hospital Quality Alliance
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. TAHU Takes on New Leadership During Vital Time in Health Insurance Industry
2. Chindex International and Vital Images Sign Reseller Agreement
3. Revitalized Village Sparkles in the North Country
4. New Health Monitoring and Health Tracking Website, VitalsTracker.com, Helps Health Consumers Organize Important Medical Data
5. Streamwood Hospital Opens New Childrens Center to Meet Vital Community Need
6. NCPO: Medication and Counseling Vital for Healthcare Reform, Implementation and Future Patient Care Improvements
7. African-American women with advanced breast cancer often forego vital treatment
8. Transatlantic Regulatory Integration of Drug Approval Process Vital for the Global Pharmaceutical Industry, Notes Frost & Sullivan
9. Lilly Chairman & CEO Lechleiter Says Innovation Is Vital-But-Missing Plank in Health Reform Debate
10. Early Detection of Melanoma Plus Regular Skin Exams is Vital For Beating Disease
11. Health IT Experts Assemble in Washington D.C. to Present Testimony on Definition of Meaningful Use Before National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... Drug and alcohol addiction is ... abuse has claimed thousands of lives throughout the region. ... hope for teenagers who are seeking to overcome their ... to provide adolescents and their parents with guidance, support ... youth rehab facility to meet their specific needs. ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... According to the market research report "Blind ... (ACC) System Market for Passenger Cars; by Geography ... by MarketsandMarkets, classifies and defines the automotive BSD ... and value. The report highlights potential growth opportunities ... review of the market drivers, restrains, growth indicators, ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... New York (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 ... for the Long Island region, proudly announces the launch ... site, focused on the West Babylon-based yoga studio’s new ... who wish to become teachers realize their dreams. , ... community and those living in the surrounding area a ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is the ... the only in the Tampa Bay area to ... Olympus Endoalpha Universal Platform for surgical endoscopy. The ... specialties, and provides the hospital a standardized solution ... and patient care. Surgical endoscopy systems, through the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 August 11: – Robin ... own life by hanging, likely due to long-term depression. ... the foremost BioAcoustic Vocal Profiling investigator, appeared on the ... concerning Williams’ death; hoping to help people understand why ... to Williams’ suicide were proposed in terms of BioAcoustic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Substance Abuse Helpline Provides Hope for Teens & Parents in Brunswick, OH 2Health News:Automotive Blind Spot Detection System Market Worth $2.8 Billion and Automotive Adaptive Cruise Control System Market Worth $6.1 Billion by 2019 – New Report 2Health News:Automotive Blind Spot Detection System Market Worth $2.8 Billion and Automotive Adaptive Cruise Control System Market Worth $6.1 Billion by 2019 – New Report 3Health News:Automotive Blind Spot Detection System Market Worth $2.8 Billion and Automotive Adaptive Cruise Control System Market Worth $6.1 Billion by 2019 – New Report 4Health News:Yoga Darshana Center Announces Launch of New Website LongIslandYogaTeacherTraining.com 2Health News:Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is Elevating Healthcare by Offering the First Olympus Fully-Integrated HD Operating Room in Pasco County 2Health News:Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is Elevating Healthcare by Offering the First Olympus Fully-Integrated HD Operating Room in Pasco County 3Health News:Robin Williams: What he could not bear to face 2Health News:Robin Williams: What he could not bear to face 3
... Dental Network of America,Inc. (DNoA), announces double digit growth ... DNoA Preferred Network -- now totaling over 120,000,dentist access points ... network growth places DNoA as the largest dental network,in terms ... as of,September 2008, powered by The Ignition Group,( http://www.theignitiongroup.net ). ...
... Premier Net-Centric Alert and Notification Technology Company today announces the ... Medical Center. , ... Washington, D.C. ... a Premier Net-Centric Alert and Notification Technology Company, today announces ...
... the Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical ... clinical picture of comorbid conditions associated with obstructive sleep apnea ... interrelationships. , Results show that the number of cases ... low during adolescence, and then rises from 25-29 years to ...
... new therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer, the most lethal ... proteins whose DNA recipe comes from gene, "Seven-In-Absentia," according ... (ASCB) 48th Annual Meeting, Dec. 13-17, 2008 in San ... fly, Drosophila melanogaster, at the Mayo Clinic College of ...
... of year, experts say , , SUNDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) ... many, it can cause depression for seniors who,ve lost loved ... some seniors, this despondency can lead to suicide, according to ... rate for Americans over the age of 65 was 14 ...
... a Sales Kaizen event to Improve Your Sales Process in a Way ... GA. A teleconference introducing the book will be held on Dec 18, ... ... 2008 -- Companies everywhere are struggling to find ways of generating more ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Dental Network of America Becomes Largest National Dental Network in the U.S. 2Health News:Berkshire Medical Center Selects Desktop Alert for Mass Notification Solutions 2Health News:Berkshire Medical Center Selects Desktop Alert for Mass Notification Solutions 3Health News:Berkshire Medical Center Selects Desktop Alert for Mass Notification Solutions 4Health News:Data mining of inpatient records reveals the disease pattern of obstructive sleep apnea 2Health News:Blocking molecular pathway with whimsical name possible therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer 2Health News:Helping Seniors Beat the Holiday Blues 2Health News:New Guidebook Published for Improving B2B Sales Results in 90 Days or Less Through Kaizen Events 2Health News:New Guidebook Published for Improving B2B Sales Results in 90 Days or Less Through Kaizen Events 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014  ACI Clinical ( www.aciclinical.com ) announces ... Committees. Using this solution, trial sponsors ... standard costs and receive the same expertise that ... services. Leveraging a decade of DMC ... development, statistical programming and meeting facilitation), ACI analyzed ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014  Armada Health Care (Armada), the nation,s ... pleased to announce an agreement with Aurora Health ... innovative specialty pharmacy patient program offerings. The new ... services to specialty patients via Armada,s proprietary ReachRx ... will use the OTM platform as its case ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014  The board of directors of VirtualScopics, Inc. ... clinical trial imaging solutions, today announced that James ... effective immediately.  Mr. Groff has held the role of ... VirtualScopics in January 2006 as an accounting manager and ... "When the board of VirtualScopics asked Jim to assume ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ACI Clinical: Innovation and Savings in Data Safety Monitoring Committees 2Aurora Health Care Partners with Armada Health Care to Deliver Added Pharmacy Capabilities to Specialty Patients 2Aurora Health Care Partners with Armada Health Care to Deliver Added Pharmacy Capabilities to Specialty Patients 3VirtualScopics, Inc. Names James Groff Chief Financial Officer 2VirtualScopics, Inc. Names James Groff Chief Financial Officer 3VirtualScopics, Inc. Names James Groff Chief Financial Officer 4
Contoured waterfall-front ergonomic seats and generous backrests with lumbar support are standard on these ergonomic chairs. • With Tubular Base....
Contoured waterfall-front ergonomic seats and generous backrests with lumbar support are standard on these ergonomic chairs. • With Tubular Base....
Contoured waterfall-front ergonomic seats and generous backrests with lumbar support are standard on these ergonomic chairs. • With Tubular Base....
Inquire...
Medicine Products: