In an effort to help California hospitals improve their HCAHPS scores, HQI has begun exploring factors associated with variation in HCAHPS scores across hospitals.
As a first step, this report looks at how hospital HCAHPS response rates and mean top-box scores vary across regions, and how response rates and mean top-box scores are related to each other across California hospitals.
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HQI HAI Workgroup produces Hand Hygiene Video for a Quality Improvement Project to support “Break the Chain of Infection”
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities among Enrollees in Medicare Advantage Plans
New England Journal of Medicine
A major study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine examined black-white disparities in blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose control between 2006 and 2011 for patients on Medicare Advantage plans.
The results show that while these disparities have not improved nationally as a whole between the two time periods, they were eliminated in the Western states, including California.
Estimated patient harm events prevented (Jan 2012-Dec 2013): 477
Estimated cost savings: $2,247,731
Tri-City Medical Center achieved and maintained excellent harm across the board (HAB) reduction rates, including zero harm for Pressure Ulcers, Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia (VAP) and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) from January 2012 to December 2013, compared to 2010 baseline rates.
Estimated patient harm events prevented (Jan 2012-Dec 2013): 259
Estimated cost savings: $2,814,750
Kaweah Delta Medial Center achieved and maintained excellent harm across the board (HAB) reduction rates, including zero harm for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), Pressure Ulcers and Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia (VAP) from January 2012 to December 2013, compared to 2010 baseline rates.
Estimated patient harm events prevented (Jan 2012-Dec 2013): 327
Estimated cost savings: $1,958.870
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, a 238-bed not-for-profit community hospital and trauma center in Valencia, CA has been a mentor for improvement to other participants in the California Hospital Engagement Network (CalHEN).
Early elective deliveries are those induced (medically or surgically) that do not meet ACOG guidelines for medical necessity. ACOG reports infants born at 37 weeks are nearly 23 times more likely to suffer severe respiratory distress than those born between 39 and 41 weeks.