Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Delphi Technique: An iterative questionnaire designed to measure consensus among individual responses. In the classic Delphi approach, there is no interaction between responder and interviewer.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Consensus: General agreement or collective opinion; the judgment arrived at by most of those concerned.Benchmarking: Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Quality Control: A system for verifying and maintaining a desired level of quality in a product or process by careful planning, use of proper equipment, continued inspection, and corrective action as required. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Quality Improvement: The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE established in 1990 to "provide indexing, abstracting, translating, publishing, and other services leading to a more effective and timely dissemination of information on research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care to public and private entities and individuals engaged in the improvement of health care delivery..." It supersedes the National Center for Health Services Research. The United States Agency for Health Care Policy and Research was renamed Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Consensus Development Conferences as Topic: Presentations of summary statements representing the majority agreement of physicians, scientists, and other professionals convening for the purpose of reaching a consensus--often with findings and recommendations--on a subject of interest. The Conference, consisting of participants representing the scientific and lay viewpoints, is a significant means of evaluating current medical thought and reflects the latest advances in research for the respective field being addressed.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Guideline Adherence: Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Reimbursement, Incentive: A scheme which provides reimbursement for the health services rendered, generally by an institution, and which provides added financial rewards if certain conditions are met. Such a scheme is intended to promote and reward increased efficiency and cost containment, with better care, or at least without adverse effect on the quality of the care rendered.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Total Quality Management: The application of industrial management practice to systematically maintain and improve organization-wide performance. Effectiveness and success are determined and assessed by quantitative quality measures.Hospitals: Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Evidence-Based Medicine: An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.International Agencies: International organizations which provide health-related or other cooperative services.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Process Assessment (Health Care): An evaluation procedure that focuses on how care is delivered, based on the premise that there are standards of performance for activities undertaken in delivering patient care, in which the specific actions taken, events occurring, and human interactions are compared with accepted standards.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.United StatesHealth Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Nursing Service, Hospital: The hospital department which is responsible for the organization and administration of nursing activities.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Interdisciplinary Studies: Programs of study which span the traditional boundaries of academic scholarship.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Nursing Homes: Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Physician's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Physician Incentive Plans: Compensatory plans designed to motivate physicians in relation to patient referral, physician recruitment, and efficient use of the health facility.Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Medical Audit: A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of medical care.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Guidelines as Topic: A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.Patient Care: The services rendered by members of the health profession and non-professionals under their supervision.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Great BritainNetherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Developed Countries: Countries that have reached a level of economic achievement through an increase of production, per capita income and consumption, and utilization of natural and human resources.Documentation: Systematic organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of specialized information, especially of a scientific or technical nature (From ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983). It often involves authenticating or validating information.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.): A component of the Department of Health and Human Services to oversee and direct the Medicare and Medicaid programs and related Federal medical care quality control staffs. Name was changed effective June 14, 2001.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.EuropePatient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Research Design: A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.Ontario: A province of Canada lying between the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec. Its capital is Toronto. It takes its name from Lake Ontario which is said to represent the Iroquois oniatariio, beautiful lake. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p892 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.United States Department of Veterans Affairs: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs pertaining to VETERANS. It was established March 15, 1989 as a Cabinet-level position.Family Practice: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Information Services: Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.GermanyWorld Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Child, Hospitalized: Child hospitalized for short term care.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Cancer Care Facilities: Institutions specializing in the care of cancer patients.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Risk Adjustment: The use of severity-of-illness measures, such as age, to estimate the risk (measurable or predictable chance of loss, injury or death) to which a patient is subject before receiving some health care intervention. This adjustment allows comparison of performance and quality across organizations, practitioners, and communities. (from JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Drug Prescriptions: Directions written for the obtaining and use of DRUGS.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.State Medicine: A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Hospitals, Veterans: Hospitals providing medical care to veterans of wars.Patient Care Team: Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.Safety Management: The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.EnglandFee-for-Service Plans: Method of charging whereby a physician or other practitioner bills for each encounter or service rendered. In addition to physicians, other health care professionals are reimbursed via this mechanism. Fee-for-service plans contrast with salary, per capita, and prepayment systems, where the payment does not change with the number of services actually used or if none are used. (From Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.BelgiumRegional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Databases, Factual: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Drug Utilization: The utilization of drugs as reported in individual hospital studies, FDA studies, marketing, or consumption, etc. This includes drug stockpiling, and patient drug profiles.Diabetes Mellitus: A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by HYPERGLYCEMIA and GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Water Quality: A rating of a body of water based on measurable physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Hospital Units: Those areas of the hospital organization not considered departments which provide specialized patient care. They include various hospital special care wards.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Medical Records: Recording of pertinent information concerning patient's illness or illnesses.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Disease Management: A broad approach to appropriate coordination of the entire disease treatment process that often involves shifting away from more expensive inpatient and acute care to areas such as preventive medicine, patient counseling and education, and outpatient care. This concept includes implications of appropriate versus inappropriate therapy on the overall cost and clinical outcome of a particular disease. (From Hosp Pharm 1995 Jul;30(7):596)Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Nursing Care: Care given to patients by nursing service personnel.Colonoscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the colon.Gout Suppressants: Agents that increase uric acid excretion by the kidney (URICOSURIC AGENTS), decrease uric acid production (antihyperuricemics), or alleviate the pain and inflammation of acute attacks of gout.Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Polypharmacy: The use of multiple drugs administered to the same patient, most commonly seen in elderly patients. It includes also the administration of excessive medication. Since in the United States most drugs are dispensed as single-agent formulations, polypharmacy, though using many drugs administered to the same patient, must be differentiated from DRUG COMBINATIONS, single preparations containing two or more drugs as a fixed dose, and from DRUG THERAPY, COMBINATION, two or more drugs administered separately for a combined effect. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Long-Term Care: Care over an extended period, usually for a chronic condition or disability, requiring periodic, intermittent, or continuous care.Pediatrics: A medical specialty concerned with maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth to adolescence.Ambulatory Care: Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.Quebec: A province of eastern Canada. Its capital is Quebec. The region belonged to France from 1627 to 1763 when it was lost to the British. The name is from the Algonquian quilibek meaning the place where waters narrow, referring to the gradually narrowing channel of the St. Lawrence or to the narrows of the river at Cape Diamond. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p993 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p440)Diagnosis-Related Groups: A system for classifying patient care by relating common characteristics such as diagnosis, treatment, and age to an expected consumption of hospital resources and length of stay. Its purpose is to provide a framework for specifying case mix and to reduce hospital costs and reimbursements and it forms the cornerstone of the prospective payment system.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Infertility: Inability to reproduce after a specified period of unprotected intercourse. Reproductive sterility is permanent infertility.Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Health Status Indicators: The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Emergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Medicaid: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.Reproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Health Occupations: Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.Public Health Nursing: A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.Medical Records Systems, Computerized: Computer-based systems for input, storage, display, retrieval, and printing of information contained in a patient's medical record.Critical Care: Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.Referral and Consultation: The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.Data Interpretation, Statistical: Application of statistical procedures to analyze specific observed or assumed facts from a particular study.IsraelOccupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Patients: Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures.Registries: The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.France: A country in western Europe bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, the Mediterranean Sea, and the countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the principalities of Andorra and Monaco, and by the duchy of Luxembourg. Its capital is Paris.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Cardiology Service, Hospital: The hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the cardiac patient.Length of Stay: The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Hospitals, Pediatric: Special hospitals which provide care for ill children.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Clinical Competence: The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.Health Care Coalitions: Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.Comorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Reproductive Health Services: Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Food Quality: Ratings of the characteristics of food including flavor, appearance, nutritional content, and the amount of microbial and chemical contamination.Canada: The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Health Planning Guidelines: Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.

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*  Hospital Inpatient Prevention Quality Indicators (PDI) for Pediatric Discharges by Patient Zip Code:
Hospital Inpatient Prevention Quality Indicators PDI for Pediatric Discharges by Patient Zip Code: Beginning 2009. State of New York. Open Data Skip to main content Skip to footer links Go to an accessible version of this page. Your browser does not support iFrames. Hello, Unknown User. Administration Sign Up Log In Sign Out. Health Data NY ▼. All Health Data. Consumer Resources. Environmental Health. Facilities & Services. Community Health & Chronic Diseases. Quality, Safety & Costs. Birth, Deaths & Other Facts. Strategic Initiatives. Open NY. Developers ▼. Tools & Info. Innovation Challenge. Code a Thon. Help ▼. Catalog Navigation. Video Help. Supported Browsers. About ▼. Data Policy. 🔎 Search Health Data NY. table. Unsaved View Save As... Revert Hospital Inpatient Prevention Quality Indicators PDI for Pediatric Discharges by Patient Zip Code: Beginning 2009 Based on. Based on Hospital Inpatient Prevention Quality Indicators PDI for Pediatric Discharges by Patient Zip Cod...
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... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003. Measure Specifications Measure Source. 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Percent of adults diagnosed with a new episode of depression who had optimal practitioner contacts for medication management during the acute treatment phase. Measure Source National Committee for Quality Assuranc...
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Hospital quality indicator may not be linked to patient survival after colon canc... Examining a specific number of lymph... Home. Biology. Medicine. Technology. Products. News. Definition. Dictionary. Movies. Links. Tags. Search. RSS Navigation Links Biology News Medicine News Biology Products Medicine Products Biology Definition Medicine Definition Biology Technology Medicine Technology Biology Dictionary Medicine Dictionary. HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS. Hospital quality indicator may not be linked to patient survival after colon cancer surgery ...Examining a specific number of lymph nodes after colon cancer surgery...Several studies have suggested improved survival among patients in who...Sandra L. Wong M.D. M.S. of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor ...Hospitals with the highest proportions of patients with 12 or more lym... http://www.bio-medicine.org/inc/biomed/medicine-news.asp http://feeds.bio-medicine.org/latest-medical-news Date:11/13/2007. Examining a specific number of lymph nodes after colon cance...
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... National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003. Measure Specifications Measure Source. 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Percent of AMI patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction prescribed ACE inhibitor at discharge. Measure Source Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health Care Quality Improvement Program HCQIP Quality Indicator. Tables 1.38a Percent of AMI patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction prescribed ACE inhibitor at discharge, United States, 2000 - 2001. 1.38b Percent of AMI patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction prescribed ACE inhibitor at discharge, by state, 2000 2001. Data Source Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program. Denominator Medicare discharges with a principal diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction AMI, ICD-9 codes 410.00, 410.01, 410.10, 410.11, 410.20, 410.21, 410.30, 410.31, 410.40, 410.41, 410.50 410.51, 410.60, 410.61, 410.70, 410...
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... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003. Measure Specifications Measure Source. 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Percent of patients with pneumonia who receive the initial antibiotic consistent with current recommendations. Measure Source CMS Health Care Quality Improvement Program HCQIP Quality Indicator. Tables 1.78a Perce...
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... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2004. Data Tables Appendix Data Table. 2004 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.29a: Percent of hemodialysis patients with urea reduction ratio 65 percent or higher, United States, 2002 Population group Number Percent Standard error. Total 8,487 86 0.4. Age. 18-44 1,353 80 1.1. 45-64 3,306 ...
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... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2005. Measure Specifications Appendix. 2005 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Improvement in dyspnea Measure Source Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS, Home Health Quality Initiative. Table 1.128 Percent of improvement in dyspnea for home health episodes, by State, 2002 and 2004. Data Source Calculated by the Center for Health Services and Policy, Research, University ...
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*  National Healthcare Quality Report, 2006: Table 1.98a
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2006. Data Tables Appendix Data Table. 2006 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.98a Percent of pneumonia patients who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered, Medicare beneficiaries, United States, 2002 and 2004. 2004 2002 Population group Percent Standard error Pe...
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... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2005. Data Tables Appendix Data Table. 2005 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.94a Percent of Medicare pneumonia patients who received the first dose of antibiotic within 4 hours of arrival at the hospital, United States, 2002 and 2003. 2003 2002 Population group Percent Standard error Per...
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... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2004. Data Tables Appendix Data Table. 2004 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.85a: Percent of patients with pneumonia who have blood cultures collected before antibiotics are administered, United States, 2000-2001 and 2002 2002 2000-2001 Population group Percent Standard error Percent Sta...
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*  National Healthcare Quality Report, 2006: Table 2.40
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2006. Data Tables Appendix Data Table. 2006 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 2.40 Percent of patients with adverse drug events: anticoagulant related low molecular weight heparin and factor Xa, United States, 2004 a. 2004 Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error Total 4,649 449 9.7 ...
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*  2005 National Healthcare Quality Report, Data Tables. Table 1.66
2005 National Healthcare Quality Report, Data Tables. Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2005. Data Tables Appendix Data Table. 2005 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.66 Percent of adolescents age 13-15 who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine a, United States, 1999 and 2003. 2003 1999 Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error. Race AI/AN only DSU DSU DSU DSU. Asian only DSU DSU DSU DSU. NHOPI only DSU DSU DSU DSU. White only 79.4 1.4 63.2 1.7. More than one race DSU DSU ...
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... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2005. Data Sources Appendix National Program of Cancer Registries NPCR. 2005 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. National Program of Cancer Registries NPCR Sponsor U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Description NPCR provides funds and guidance to States and US territories to implement and enhance their cancer registries. In fiscal 2002 NPCR supported central registries and promoted the use of registry data in 45 States, the District of Columbia, and 3 territories. Cancer registry data collected through the NPCR are used to identify and monitor trends in cancer in...
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*  National Healthcare Quality Report 2003
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003 Data Tables. 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.59: National Adolescent Immunization, 2000 Percent of adolescents age 13-15 reported to have received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine, United States, 2000 a. Population group Percent Standard error Total 67.2 1.3. Race. American Indian or Alaska Native only DSU DSU. Asian or Pacific Islander only 70.9 5.7. Asian 70.4 ...
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... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003 Data Tables. 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 3.5e: National WaitingTime, 1998-1999 Percent semi-urgent/non-urgent ED visits with wait time greater than or equal to one hour, United States, 1998-1999. Total 26.05 1.31. Race. White 24.01 1.38. American Indian DSU DSU. Unknown 26.14 3.48. MSA 28.61 1.53. Non-MSA 14.66 1.58. The NHAMCS ED question is Immediacy With Which Pat...
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... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003 Data Tables. 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.11a: National Cancer Treatment, 2000 Lung cancer death rate per 100,000 population, United States, 2000 a. Population group Number Rate b. Age. 0-17 6 DSU. Race. American Indian or Alaska Native 480 32.7. Asian or Pacific Islander 2,062 28.9. Asian DNC DNC. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DNC DNC. Black or African American 16,065 64.1. White 136,909 56.6. Hispanic 3,643 22.0. Non-Hisp...
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... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003 Data Tables. 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.9a: National Cancer Treatment, 2000 Prostate cancer death rate per 100,000 population, United States, 2000 a. Population group b. Total 31,078 29.7. Age. 0-17 0 DSU. Race. American Indian or Alaska Native 92 16.9. Asian or Pacific Islander 300 12.4. Asian DNC DNC. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DNC DNC. Black or African American 5,346 65.3. White 25,340 27.2. Hispanic 1,033 17.6. Tot...
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... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2004. Measure Specifications. 2004 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. HIV-infection deaths per 100,000 population. Measure Source Healthy People 2010, measure 13-14. Tables 1.55a HIV-infection deaths per 100,000 population, United States, 1999 and 2001. 1.55b HIV-infection deaths per 100,000 popul...
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... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003. Measure Specifications Measure Source. 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Deaths due to suicide per 100,000 population. Measure Source Healthy People 2010, measure 18-1. Tables 1.68a Deaths due to suicide per 100,000 population, United States, 2000. 1.68b Deaths due to suicide per 100,000 population, ...
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*  2005 National Healthcare Quality Report, Data Tables. Table 1.28a
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2005. Data Tables Appendix Data Table. 2005 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.28a Percent of dialysis patients registered on the waiting list for transplantation a, 1998 and 2002. 1998 Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error. Age 0-17 42.7 1.5 42.1 1.9. Race White 18.4 0.2 17.5 0.2. Black 11.2 0.2 10.0 0....
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*  National Healthcare Quality Report 2003
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003 Data Tables. 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.8b: National Cancer Treatment, 1999 Cancer death rate per 100,000 population, United States, 1999 a. Population group Number Rate b. Total 549,829 202.7. Age not age adjusted. Race. American Indian or Alaska Native 1,836 126.4. Asian or Pacific Islander 8,812 125.3. Asian DNC DNC. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DNC DNC. Black or African American 61,950 254.4. White 477,231 199.8. His...
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*  National Healthcare Quality Report, 2006: Table 1.61
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2006. Data Tables Appendix Data Table. 2006 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.61 New AIDS cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over, a United States, 1998 and 2004. 2004 1998 Population group Number Rate Number Rate Total 41,312 17.1 41,301 18.0. Age 13-17 168 0.8 132 0.7. 45-64 12,837...
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*  National Healthcare Quality Report 2005
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2005. Data Sources Appendix Nursing Home Minimum Data Set MDS. 2005 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Nursing Home Minimum Data Set MDS Sponsor U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services CMS. Description/Primary Content The MDS is the core source of asses...
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*  National Healthcare Quality Report 2004
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2004. Data Tables Appendix Data Table. 2004 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.96: Percent of tuberculosis patients who complete a curative course of treatment within 12 months of initiation of treatment, United States, 1999 and 2000 2000 1999 Population group Number Percent Number Percent...
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*  National Healthcare Quality Report 2003
... www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003 Data Tables. 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. 65 and over DSU DSU. Race. Asian/Pacific DSU DSU. American Indian DSU DSU. Expected source of payment. Medicare DSU DSU. Unknown DSU DSU. Non-MSA DSU DSU. Number of antibiotic courses ordered, supplied, administered, or continued at a specific visit for persons diagnosed with the common cold ICD-9-CM codes 460.0, 465, or 472.0 per 10,000 population. With one exception Expected Source of Payment, rates are calculated using US Census Bureau monthly postcensal estimates of the civilian noninstitutional population as of July 1, 1999 and July 1, 2000 and are available at the Census Bureau Internet site: http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html. Rates for Expected Source of Payment are calculated using Current Population Survey CPS data for 1999 and 2000. CPS figures were obtained from AHRQ. For rates ...
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*  National Healthcare Quality Report 2003
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003. Measure Specifications Measure Source. 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Infant mortality per 1,000 live births. Measure Source Healthy People 2010, measure 16-1c. Tables 1.50a Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, United States, 2000. 1.50b Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, United States, 1999. 1.50c Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, United States, 1998. 1.50d Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, by state, 2000. 1.50e Inf...
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*  National Healthcare Quality Report 2003
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003. Measure Specifications Measure Source. 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Percent of children 19-35 months who received 3 doses of polio vaccine. Measure Source Healthy People 2010, measure 14-22e. Tables 1.54a Percent of children age 19-35 months who received 3 doses of polio vaccine, United States, 2001. 1....
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*  National Healthcare Quality Report 2003
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003. Measure Specifications Appendix Data Sources. 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. National Home and Hospice Care Survey NHHCS Sponsor U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, National Center for Health Statistics NCHS. Mode of Administ...
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*  National Healthcare Quality Report 2005
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2005. Measure Specifications Appendix. 2005 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Percent of women age 40 and over who report they had a mammogram within the past 2 years Measure Source Healthy People 2010, measure 3-13. National Table 1.1a Percent of women age 40 and over who report they had a mammogram within the past 2 years, United States, 1999 and 2003. National Data Source Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey NHIS. National Denominator ...
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*  National Healthcare Quality Report, 2006: Table 2.29a
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2006. Data Tables Appendix Data Table. 2006 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 2.29a Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 discharges excluding neonates, obstetrical admissions, and patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery a, United States, 2001 and 2003...
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*  2005 National Healthcare Quality Report, Data Tables. Table 1.102a
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Report, 2005. Data Tables Appendix Data Table. 2005 National Healthcare Quality Report. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.102a Adult asthma admissions excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older, United States, 2001 and 2002. 2002 2001 Population group Rate a. ...
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*  Does better information about hospital quality affect patients’ choice? Empirical findings from G
Does better information about hospital quality affect patients’ choice. Create Account Does better information about hospital quality affect patients’ choice. Wübker, Ansgar and Sauerland, Dirk and Wübker, Achim 2008 : Does better information about hospital quality affect patients’ choice. PDF MPRA paper 10479.pdf. However, we do not have information so far, if – and how – this information affect patients’ choice of hospitals. We examine whether the publication of quality information affects market shares and number of cases of the hospitals as well as travelling distance that patients accept to get to the hospital of their choice. Results: First: Hospitals, which publish their quality data voluntarily, do attract more patients – compared to such hospital, that do not publish their quality data. Conclusion: The provision of quality data has a significant impact on hospital choice: a higher quality leads to a higher demand. Original Title: Does better information about hospital quality affect patients’ choice....
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*  Why Not The Best
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*  Quality Report | Sacramento, CA | Sutter Health
quality report sacramento ca sutter health skip navigation display mode choose default style choose high contrast home careers about us search site search find a doctor institutes services your visit health information giving for our physicians locations section title locations welcome why choose sutter hospital hours phone directory facts at a glance directions accommodations hospital news employment philanthropy expansion plans charity care community benefit quality reports volunteering nondiscrimination policy main content quality report at sutter medical center sacramento providing quality care is our top priority we believe it s your right to know what we re doing to continually improve the care we provide and how we measure up against national quality benchmarks we also believe that as an informed patient you will be able to take a more active part in your care how do we compare the comparison measurements below called quality indicators have been chosen by federal and state agencies and other organizat...
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... We have detected you are using Internet Explorer 6. This browser is no longer actively supported by Why Not The Best. You may not be able to access advanced features on this site. Please consider upgrading to a modern browser. Returning Users Log-In to access your saved reports. Forgot Password. Register. Reports. Map. Improvement Tools & Resources. Methodology. About. . SAVE. Print. Help NEW REPORT. COMPARE HOSPITALS. COMPARE GROUPS. COMPARE REGIONS. VIEW FEATURED REPORTS. HOSPITAL REPORT: PUBLIC. Untitled Report - 10-05-2015 22:36:45. . Quality - Overall Recommended Care Recommended Heart Attack Care Recommended Heart Failure Care Recommended Pneumonia Care Surgical Care Improvement Patient Experience HCAHPS Emergency Care Immunization Rates Timely and Effective Stroke Care Blood Clot Prevention and Treatment Readmission Rates Value-Based Purchasing -- Readmissions Program Mortality Rates Early Elective Delivery Rates Health Care-Associated Infections Spending Per Medicare Beneficiary Health Care Costs...
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*  2007 National Healthcare Quality Report: Data Tables Appendix--Table 1.43a
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Disparities Reports, 2007. Quality Report: Data Tables Appendix. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.43a Percent of AMI patients administered aspirin within 24 hours of admission, all payers, United States, 2005. Population group 2005 Percent Standard error Total. 95.3 0.2. Gender Male 96.2 0.0. Female 93.7 0.1. Race White 95.3 0.0. ...
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*  2007 National Healthcare Quality Report: Data Tables Appendix--Table 1.42a
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Disparities Reports, 2007. Quality Report: Data Tables Appendix. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.42a Percent of AMI patients who received recommended hospital care, a all payers, United States, 2005. Population group 2005 Percent Standard error Total. 93.5 1.9. Gender Male 94.3 2.2. Female 92.2 3.2. Race White 93.8 2.1. Black 92....
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*  2007 National Healthcare Quality Report: Data Tables Appendix--Table 1.83b
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Disparities Reports, 2007. Quality Report: Data Tables Appendix. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.83b Percent of children ages 6-11 with untreated dental caries, United States, 1988-1994 and 1999-2004. Population group 1999-2004 1988-1994 Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Total. Non-Hispanic, Black 31.6 1.7 34.3 1.4. Non-Hispanic, Wh...
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*  2007 National Healthcare Quality Report: Data Tables Appendix--Table 2.2
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Disparities Reports, 2007. Quality Report: Data Tables Appendix. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 2.2 Percent of surgical discharges with postoperative pneumonia events, United States, 2004 and 2005 a. Population group 2005 2004 Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error Total. Black DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU. Other D...
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*  The Perfect QIS Survey - For the perfect survey Every Day
the perfect qis survey for the perfect survey every day home login the survey process the quality indicator survey qis the traditional survey tools tracking training qis surveyor forms specialized forms tracking training having a perfect survey by survey phases by care areas featured qis tip additional resources it could happen to you username password forgot your password and or username your partner for the perfect survey every day don t you wish you had a partner to help ensure that your facility is survey ready at all times wish no more promed is here for you whether your state utilizes the traditional survey or the quality indicator survey qis compliance solutions for the perfect survey every day is your go to resource for survey preparedness the qis process what s new what s not the qis differs from the traditional survey in that it is computer driven objective and uses a large sample size resident records in addition the statement of deficiencies is computer generated it is also much more resident focu...
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*  JMIR-Tweetations for Website Quality Indicators for Consumers
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*  2007 National Healthcare Quality Report: Data Tables Appendix--Table 1.111a
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Disparities Reports, 2007. Quality Report: Data Tables Appendix. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.111a Asthma admissions excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstetric admissions, and transfers from other institutions per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, United States, 2003 and 2004. ...
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*  2007 National Healthcare Quality Report: Data Tables Appendix--Table 2.39
... Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. National Healthcare Quality Disparities Reports, 2007. Quality Report: Data Tables Appendix. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 2.39 Percent of patients with adverse drug events: anticoagulant related low molecular weight heparin and factor Xa, United States, 2004 and 2005 a. Population group 2005 2004 Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error Exposed Advers...
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*  Ingalls Memorial Hospital - Harvey, IL | Healthgrades.com
Not Measured Detail. Not Measured Detail. Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ This Award is Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in CMS. Women who receive care for these conditions and procedures at a hospital recognized with a Women’s Health Excellence Award have, on average, a lower risk of mortality and complications. General Surgery Excellence Award™ This Award is General Surgery Excellence Award in CMS. Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ This Award is Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award in CMS. Healthgrades Quality Ratings Healthgrades quality ratings tell you how well patients fared during their hospital stay in terms of mortality, complications, and other quality measures. You acknowledge that Healthgrades®, Healthgrades.com™, the CHECKMARK DESIGN AND FIVE STAR RATING LOGO®, GUIDING AMERICA TO BETTER HEALTHCARE®, GUIDING AMERICANS TO THEIR BEST HEALTH™, THE HEALTHCARE RATING EXPERTS™, THE HEALTHCARE QUALITY EXPERTS™, HEALTHGRADES CONNECTING POINT™, HEALTHGRADES FOCAL...
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*  North Shore University Hospital Syosset - Syosset, NY | Healthgrades.com
Not Measured Detail. Not Measured Detail. Detail. Detail. Not Measured Detail. Detail. Detail. Not Measured Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Women who receive care for these conditions and procedures at a hospital recognized with a Women’s Health Excellence Award have, on average, a lower risk of mortality and complications. Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ This Award is Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award in CMS. Healthgrades Quality Ratings Healthgrades quality ratings tell you how well patients fared during their hospital stay in terms of mortality, complications, and other quality measures. You acknowledge that Healthgrades®, Healthgrades.com™, the CHECKMARK DESIGN AND FIVE STAR RATING LOGO®, GUIDING AMERICA TO BETTER HEALTHCARE®, GUIDING AMERICANS TO THEIR BEST HEALTH™, THE HEALTHCARE RATING EXPERTS™, THE HEALTHCARE QUALITY EXPERTS™, HEALTHGRADES CONNECTING POINT™, HEALTHGRADES FOCAL POINT™, HEALTHGRADES PATIENT DIRECT CONNECT™, DISTINGUISHED HOSPITAL AWARD™, DISTINGUISHED HOSPITAL AWARD FOR CLINICA...
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*  Saint Lukes Hospital - Cedar Rapids, IA | Healthgrades.com
Not Measured Detail. Detail. Detail. Not Measured Detail. Detail. Detail. Not Measured Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ This Award is Stroke Care A100B Specialty Care in CMS. It is award code NEU 2015, 2014 The America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke. Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ This Award is Prostate Surgery Excellence Award in CMS. Healthgrades Quality Ratings Healthgrades quality ratings tell you how well patients fared during their hospital stay in terms of mortality, complications, and other quality measures. You acknowledge that Healthgrades®, Healthgrades.com™, the CHECKMARK DESIGN AND FIVE STAR RATING LOGO®, GUIDING AMERICA TO BETTER HEALTHCARE®, GUIDING AMERICANS TO THEIR BEST HEALTH™, THE HEALTHCARE RATING EXPERTS™, THE HEALTHCARE QUALITY EXPERTS™, HEALTHGRADES CONNECTING POINT™, HEALTHGRADES FOCAL POINT™, HEALTHGRADES PATIENT DIRECT CON...
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*  Broward Health North - Pompano Beach, FL | Healthgrades.com
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*  South Miami Hospital - South Miami, FL | Healthgrades.com
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*  CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs - Council Bluffs, IA | Healthgrades.com
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*  Treatment of Pneumonia | Quality Report | Sutter Delta Medical Center
Treatment of Pneumonia. Quality Report. Sutter Delta Medical Center. Skip Navigation Display Mode: Choose Default Style. Choose High Contrast. Home. News blog. Careers. Employees. About Us. Search site. Search. Services. Women's Health. Patients and Visitors. Ways to Give. Find a Doctor. For Health Professionals. Section Title About Us Quality Reports. Heart Attack. Heart Failure. Pneumonia. Main content Treatment of Pneumonia - Quality Report Pneumonia - Sutter Delta Medical Center Pneumonia and Influenza are the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The incidence of pneumonia increases with age, and approximately 90 percent of deaths in the population aged 65 or older are due to this condition. Below are some of the key areas that medical experts focus on when caring for patients with pneumonia. They include important actions that should be taken when a patient is hospitalized with pneumonia. Pneumococcal vaccination given. SDMC - 100% U.S. Avg. - 94% Top U.S. Performance - 100%. Blood culture ...
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*  Saint Lukes Medical Center - Cudahy, WI | Healthgrades.com
Not Measured Detail. Not Measured Detail. Detail. Detail. Not Measured Detail. Detail. Detail. Not Measured Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Women who receive care for these conditions and procedures at a hospital recognized with a Women’s Health Excellence Award have, on average, a lower risk of mortality and complications. Patient Safety Excellence Award™ This Award is Patient Safety Excellence Award in CMS. America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ This Award is General Surgery A100B Specialty Care in CMS. Healthgrades Quality Ratings Healthgrades quality ratings tell you how well patients fared during their hospital stay in terms of mortality, complications, and other quality measures. You acknowledge that Healthgrades®, Healthgrades.com™, the CHECKMARK DESIGN AND FIVE STAR RATING LOGO®, GUIDING AMERICA TO BETTER HEALTHCARE®, GUIDING AMERICANS TO THEIR BEST HEALTH™, THE HEALTHCARE RATING EXPERTS™, THE HEALTHCARE QUALITY EXPERTS™, HEALTHGRADES CONNECTING POINT™, HEALTHGRADES FOCAL POIN...
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*  Good Samaritan Medical Center - Lafayette, CO | Healthgrades.com
Not Measured Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Not Measured Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ This Award is Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in CMS. Women who receive care for these conditions and procedures at a hospital recognized with a Women’s Health Excellence Award have, on average, a lower risk of mortality and complications. General Surgery Excellence Award™ This Award is General Surgery Excellence Award in CMS. Healthgrades Quality Ratings Healthgrades quality ratings tell you how well patients fared during their hospital stay in terms of mortality, complications, and other quality measures. You acknowledge that Healthgrades®, Healthgrades.com™, the CHECKMARK DESIGN AND FIVE STAR RATING LOGO®, GUIDING AMERICA TO BETTER HEALTHCARE®, GUIDING AMERICANS TO THEIR BEST HEALTH™, THE HEALTHCARE RATING EXPERTS™, THE HEALTHCARE QUALITY EXPERTS™, HEALTHGRADES CONNECTING POINT™, HEALTHGRADES FOCAL POINT™, HEALTHGRADES P...
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*  Genesys Regional Medical Center - Grand Blanc, MI | Healthgrades.com
Detail. Detail. Not Measured Detail. Detail. Detail. Not Measured Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Detail. Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ This Award is Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in CMS. Women who receive care for these conditions and procedures at a hospital recognized with a Women’s Health Excellence Award have, on average, a lower risk of mortality and complications. Healthgrades Quality Ratings Healthgrades quality ratings tell you how well patients fared during their hospital stay in terms of mortality, complications, and other quality measures. You acknowledge that Healthgrades®, Healthgrades.com™, the CHECKMARK DESIGN AND FIVE STAR RATING LOGO®, GUIDING AMERICA TO BETTER HEALTHCARE®, GUIDING AMERICANS TO THEIR BEST HEALTH™, THE HEALTHCARE RATING EXPERTS™, THE HEALTHCARE QUALITY EXPERTS™, HEALTHGRADES CONNECTING POINT™, HEALTHGRADES FOCAL POINT™, HEALTHGRADES PATIENT DIRECT CONNECT™, DISTINGUISHED HOSPITAL AWARD™, DISTINGUISHED HOSPITAL AWA...
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*  Sutter Delta Medical Center - Antioch, CA | Healthgrades.com
Critical Care Excellence Award™ This Award is Critical Care Excellence Award in CMS. Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ This Award is Pulmonary Care Excellence Award in CMS. Stroke Care Excellence Award™ This Award is Stroke Care Excellence Award in CMS. Healthgrades Quality Ratings Healthgrades quality ratings tell you how well patients fared during their hospital stay in terms of mortality, complications, and other quality measures. You acknowledge that Healthgrades®, Healthgrades.com™, the CHECKMARK DESIGN AND FIVE STAR RATING LOGO®, GUIDING AMERICA TO BETTER HEALTHCARE®, GUIDING AMERICANS TO THEIR BEST HEALTH™, THE HEALTHCARE RATING EXPERTS™, THE HEALTHCARE QUALITY EXPERTS™, HEALTHGRADES CONNECTING POINT™, HEALTHGRADES FOCAL POINT™, HEALTHGRADES PATIENT DIRECT CONNECT™, DISTINGUISHED HOSPITAL AWARD™, DISTINGUISHED HOSPITAL AWARD FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE™, DISTINGUISHED HOSPITAL AWARD FOR PATIENT SAFETY™, SPECIALTY EXCELLENCE AWARD™, PATIENT SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD™, PEDIATRIC PATIENT SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD™...
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*  Healthcare Quality Comparisons (06-17-2004) - Miscellaneous - Wellness
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*  2007 National Healthcare Quality Report: Data Tables Appendix--Table 1.64
... www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. AHRQ Archive Home. Quality Report: Data Tables Appendix. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Table 1.64 Percent of obese adults age 18 and over who were ever given advice about eating fewer high fat or high cholesterol foods, United States, 2002 and 2004. Percent obese Percent with advice f. Percent obese Percent with advice f. Race White, single race 178,146 25.1 50.4 1.0 175,673 23.5 49.6 0.9. Black, single race 25,133 37.1 44.4 2.2 24,065 35.7 45.9 1.7. AI/AN, single race 1,579 40.2 DSU DSU 1,749 31.3 DSU DSU. Asian, single race 9,513 7.1 DSU DSU 8,828 5.4 DSU DSU. NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU. Multiple races 3,155 32.5 54.7 5.4 2,337 29.0 DSU DSU. Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 27,564 28.1 37.6 1.9 25,975 27.0 35.6 1.6. Non-Hispanic, all races 190,706 25.6 50.9 1.0 187,266 23.9 51.0 0.8. Non-Hispanic, White 151,940 24.6 52.8 1.1 150,650 23.0 52.3 0.9. Non-Hispanic, Black 24,427 37.3 44.5 2.2 23,717 35.8 45.8 1.7. Education a Less t...
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*  Dialysis Centers in Norfolk, Virginia (VA)
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*  .. Lies, Damned Lies and League Tables .. Impressionable .. The league of extraordinary tables .. M
Lies, Damned Lies and League Tables. League tables are also ubiquitous in the investment banking world and nowhere more so than in the countless presentations and pitchbooks churned out second after second by the legions of dedicated fee-starved bankers. One day, I was working on the remaining section of a pitchbook for a sub-Saharan African utility company. The models here are investment banks. Say you wanted to create a league table displaying your ranking amongst investment banks who have worked on financial institutions deals in Africa. Back to the pitchbook for the sub-Saharan African utility company. When creating league tables you basically provide the software inputs and based on what you provide the system formulates rankings. Date : rather than going with the standard format for a particular year, i.e. starting on 1 January of each year, you could manipulate starting points to begin on, say, the 30th of January, 15 of February or later in the year. Â The number one bank may have done 2 mega deals be...
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*  Race, geographic location may affect care of patients with kidney disease
... March 14, 2013 Race, geographic location may affect care of patients with kidney disease March 14, 2013 Race and geographic area play important roles in determining whether a patient with chronic kidney disease CKD receives optimal care before developing kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology CJASN. Also, black patients with CKD are less likely to receive optimal kidney care and are more likely to develop ESRD than white patients. In all four geographic areas, black patients received less pre-ESRD care than their white counterparts. In large-metro counties, black patients were 27% less likely than whites to receive kidney specialist care for more than 12 months before developing ESRD. In suburban and rural counties, black patients were 30% to 52% less likely than whites to see a dietitian before developing ESRD. "These significant geographic differences in receiving pre-ESRD care and the substantially large racial ...
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*  9780273737612 | Management Control Systems Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Incentives | Merc
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*  How To Use Key Performance Indicators To Measure MSP Success - Page: 1 | CRN
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*  2011 Quality Service Awards
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*  .. IACC Services Workshop: Building a Seamless System of Quality Services & Supports Across the Li
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*  Rankings show quality health care is available in Haywood County
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*  Dietary Supplement Analysis Quality Assurance Program
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*  STP867 Quality Assurance for Environmental Measurements
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*  Quality Assurance Analyst Jobs in Lawrenceville, GA - BusinessWeek
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*  Are hospital administrative data suitable for external quality assurance? Comparison of quality indi
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*  Quality Assurance Software Engineer - San Mateo, CA - PaySimple, Inc. | StartUpHire
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*  Quality Assurance Analyst - Pittsburgh, PA - College Prowler | StartUpHire
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(1/1748) Raising the bar: the use of performance guarantees by the Pacific Business Group on Health.

In 1996 the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) negotiated more than two dozen performance guarantees with thirteen of California's largest health maintenance organizations (HMOs) on behalf the seventeen large employers in its Negotiating Alliance. The negotiations put more than $8 million at risk for meeting performance targets with the goal of improving the performance of all health plans. Nearly $2 million, or 23 percent of the premium at risk, was refunded to the PBGH by the HMOs for missed targets. The majority of plans met their targets for satisfaction with the health plan and physicians, as well as cesarean section, mammography, Pap smear, and prenatal care rates. However, eight of the thirteen plans missed their targets for childhood immunizations, refunding 86 percent of the premium at risk.  (+info)

(2/1748) Indicators of the appropriateness of long-term prescribing in general practice in the United Kingdom: consensus development, face and content validity, feasibility, and reliability.

OBJECTIVES: To develop valid, reliable indicators of the appropriateness of long-term prescribing in general practice medical records in the United Kingdom. DESIGN: A nominal group was used to identify potential indicators of appropriateness of prescribing. Their face and content validity were subsequently assessed in a two round Delphi exercise. Feasibility and reliability between raters were evaluated for the indicators for which consensus was reached and were suitable for application. PARTICIPANTS: The nominal group comprised a disciplinary mix of nine opinion leaders and prominent academics in the field of prescribing. The Delphi panel was composed of 100 general practitioners and 100 community pharmacists. RESULTS: The nominal group resulted in 20 items which were refined to produce 34 statements for the Delphi exercise. Consensus was reached on 30, from which 13 indicators suitable for application were produced. These were applied by two independent raters to the records of 49 purposively sampled patients in one general practice. Nine indicators showed acceptable reliability between raters. CONCLUSIONS: 9 indicators of prescribing appropriateness were produced suitable for application to the medical record of any patient on long term medication in United Kingdom general practice. Although the use of the medical record has limitations, this is currently the only available method to assess a patient's drug regimen in its entirety.  (+info)

(3/1748) Health authority commissioning for quality in contraception services.

OBJECTIVE: To compare the commissioning of contraception services by London health authorities with accepted models of good practice. DESIGN: Combined interview and postal surveys of all health authorities and National Health Service (NHS) trusts responsible for running family planning clinics in the Greater London area. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Health authority commissioning was assessed on the presence of four key elements of good practice--strategies, coordination, service specifications, and quality standards in contracts--by monitoring activity and quality. RESULTS: Less than half the health authorities surveyed had written strategies or service specifications for contraception services. Arrangements for coordination of services were limited and monitoring was underdeveloped. CONCLUSION: The process of commissioning services for contraception seems to be relatively underdeveloped despite the importance of health problems associated with unplanned pregnancy in London. These findings raise questions about the capacity of health authorities to improve the quality of these services through the commissioning process.  (+info)

(4/1748) Trust in performance indicators?

The 1980s and 90s have seen the proliferation of all forms of performance indicators as part of attempts to command and control health services. The latest area to receive attention is health outcomes. Published league tables of mortality and other health outcomes have been available in the United States for some time and in Scotland since the early 1990s; they have now been developed for England and Wales. Publication of these data has proceeded despite warnings as to their limited meaningfulness and usefulness. The time has come to ask whether the remedy is worse than the malady: are published health outcomes contributing to quality efforts or subverting more constructive approaches? This paper argues that attempts to force improvements through publishing health outcomes can be counterproductive, and outlines an alternative approach which involves fostering greater trust in professionalism as a basis for quality enhancements.  (+info)

(5/1748) Assessment of management in general practice: validation of a practice visit method.

BACKGROUND: Practice management (PM) in general practice is as yet ill-defined; a systematic description of its domain, as well as a valid method to assess it, are necessary for research and assessment. AIM: To develop and validate a method to assess PM of general practitioners (GPs) and practices. METHOD: Relevant and potentially discriminating indicators were selected from a systematic framework of 2410 elements of PM to be used in an assessment method (VIP = visit instrument PM). The method was first tested in a pilot study and, after revision, was evaluated in order to select discriminating indicators and to determine validity of dimensions (factor and reliability analysis, linear regression). RESULTS: One hundred and ten GPs were assessed with the practice visit method using 249 indicators; 208 of these discriminated sufficiently at practice level or at GP level. Factor analysis resulted in 34 dimensions and in a taxonomy of PM. Dimensions and indicators showed marked variation between GPs and practices. Training practices scored higher on five dimensions; single-handed and dispensing practices scored lower on delegated tasks, but higher on accessibility and availability. CONCLUSION: A visit method to assess PM has been developed and its validity studied systematically. The taxonomy and dimensions of PM were in line with other classifications. Selection of a balanced number of useful and relevant indicators was nevertheless difficult. The dimensions could discriminate between groups of GPs and practices, establishing the value of the method for assessment. The VIP method could be an important contribution to the introduction of continuous quality improvement in the profession.  (+info)

(6/1748) Conditional Length of Stay.

OBJECTIVE: To develop and test a new outcome measure, Conditional Length of Stay (CLOS), to assess hospital performance when deaths are rare and complication data are not available. DATA SOURCES: The 1991 and 1992 MedisGroups National Comparative Data Base. STUDY DESIGN: We use engineering reliability theory traditionally applied to estimate mechanical failure rates to construct a CLOS measure. Specifically, we use the Hollander-Proschan statistic to test if LOS distributions display an "extended" pattern of decreasing hazards after a transition point, suggesting that "the longer a patient has stayed in the hospital, the longer a patient will likely stay in the hospital" versus an alternative possibility that "the longer a patient has stayed in the hospital, the faster a patient will likely be discharged from the hospital." DATA COLLECTION/EXTRACTION METHODS: Abstracted records from 7,777 pediatric pneumonia cases and 3,413 pediatric appendectomy cases were available for analysis. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: For both conditions, the Hollander-Proschan statistic strongly displays an "extended" pattern of LOS by day 3 (p<.0001) associated with declining rates of discharge. This extended pattern coincides with increasing patient complication rates. Worse admission severity and chronic disease contribute to lower rates of discharge after day 3. CONCLUSIONS: Patient stays tend to become prolonged after complications. By studying CLOS, one can determine when the rate of hospital discharge begins to diminish--without the need to directly observe complications. Policymakers looking for an objective outcome measure may find that CLOS aids in the analysis of a hospital's management of complicated patients without requiring complication data, thereby facilitating analyses concerning the management of patients whose care has become complicated.  (+info)

(7/1748) Developing quality measures for adolescent care: validity of adolescents' self-reported receipt of preventive services.

OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the feasibility of directly surveying adolescents about the content of preventive health services they have received and to assess the validity of adolescent self-reported recall. DATA SOURCES/SETTING: Audiotaped encounters, telephone interviews, and chart reviews with 14-21 year olds being seen for preventive care visits at 15 pediatric and family medicine private practices, teaching hospital clinics, and health centers. DESIGN: 537 adolescents presenting for well visits were approached, 400 (75 percent) consented, 374 (94 percent) were audiotaped, and 354 (89 percent) completed telephone interviews either two to four weeks or five to seven months after their visits. Audiotapes were coded for screening and counseling across 34 preventive service content areas. Intraobserver reliability (Cohen's kappa) ranged from 0.45 for talking about peers to 0.94 for discussing tobacco. The sensitivity and specificity of the adolescent self-reports were assessed using the audiotape coding as the gold standard. RESULTS: Almost all adolescents surveyed (94 percent) remembered having had a preventive care visit, 93 percent identified the site of care, and most (84 percent) identified the clinician they had seen. There was wide variation in the prevalence of screening, based on the tape coding. Adolescent self-report was moderately or highly sensitive and specific at two weeks and six months for 24 of 34 screening and counseling items, including having discussed: weight, diet, body image, exercise, seatbelts, bike helmet use, cigarettes/smoking, smokeless tobacco, alcohol, drugs, steroids, sex, sexual orientation, birth control, condoms, HIV, STDs, school, family, future plans, emotions, suicidality, and abuse. Self-report was least accurate for blood pressure/cholesterol screening, immunizations, or for having discussed fighting, violence, weapon carrying, sleep, dental care, friends, or over-the-counter drug use. CONCLUSION: Adolescents' self-report of the care they have received is a valid method of determining the content of preventive health service delivery. Although recall of screening and counseling is more accurate within two to four weeks after preventive care visits, adolescents can report accurately on the care they had received five to seven months after the preventive health care visits occurred.  (+info)

(8/1748) The development of a quality information system: a case study of Mexico.

One of the primary obstacles in the implementation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) programmes in developing countries is the lack of timely and appropriate information for decentralized decision-making. The integrated quality information system (QIS) described herein demonstrates Mexico's unique effort to package four separate, yet mutually reinforcing, tools for the generation and use of quality-related information at all levels of the Mexican national health care system. The QIS is one element of the continuous quality improvement programme administered by the Secretariat of Health in Mexico. Mexico's QIS was designed to be flexible and capable of adapting to local needs, while at the same time allowing for the standardization of health care quality assurance indicators, and subsequent ability to measure and compare the quality performance of health facilities nationwide. The flexibility of the system extends to permit the optimal use of available data by health care managers at all levels of the health care system, as well as the generation of new information in important areas often neglected in more traditional information systems. Mexico's QIS consists of four integrated components: 1) a set of client and provider surveys, to assess specific issues in the quality of health services delivered; 2) client and provider national satisfaction surveys; 3) a sentinel health events strategy; and 4) a national Comparative Performance Evaluation System, for use by the Secretariate of Health for the quality assessment of state and provincial health care services (internal benchmarking). The QIS represents another step in Mexico's ongoing effort to use data for effective decision-making in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of services delivered by the national health care system. The design and application of Mexico's QIS provides a model for decentralized decision-making that could prove useful for developing countries, where the effective use of quality indicators is often limited. Further, the system could serve as a mechanism for motivating positive change in the way information is collected and used in the process of ensuring high quality health care service delivery.  (+info)


How can issues and problems impact productivity and quality within the health care setting?


How can issues and problems impact productivity and quality within the health care setting?
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Not really enough information to say anything other than issues and problems impact everything to which they are connected. It is the issues and problems to which we attach such research attempting to find suitable answers.


How do Canadians like their national health system?


How does the quality of health care compare to other countries?
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I generally like the health care here .. we do actually pay into it, not as much as Americans do, but we still do.  Roughly $70 a month if for medical/dental.  Enables us to go and have our prescriptions, doctors appointments, check ups surgeries, pretty well anything, for that cost.  The downside is, we do wait a long time for surgeries.  Also for exams, I am currently waiting 6 months to have an MRI done.  Depending on the surgery, you could wait anywhere from a few weeks, to a year for it.


How will health care be affected by legalizing marijuana?


Hey everyone. I need help on answering this question: How will health care access, cost, and quality be affected by the passage or defeat of a bill legalizing marijuana. The bill is AB 390, but i just need some answers on the affect of health care by legalizing marijuana or not. I've done some research but I need a little more. Thanks.
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What effect does the health care system of a country have on quality of life?


So I'm writing a paper on health care and I was wondering if anyone knew of any good sites or articles that talk about this subject? I need to discuss how the different types of systems in different countries affect the quality of life of citizens, and I need some websites to justify what I say. It is based on factors such as life expectancy, infant mortality and GDP. If you could help, that would be awesome. Thanks a lot. :)
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For one, take a look at the HDI website....or even the wiki version. The countries in the top four, Canada, Norway, Australia and Iceland, all have Universal Healthcare systems in place. They are all considered the countries with the highest quality of life. 

It is not a coincidence that these countries all have what Americans consider to be "socialist" medical systems in place, and rate way higher on the HDI than the US. 

Here are a few websites for you. The last two are especially informative, comparing health care costs by country and mortality rates.


Is it really possible to provide good customer service and quality health care with affordable cost?


Ok so your employer is a health care organization...as a manager you have the pressure of improving the customer service and than there's a community of patients who wants you improve health care quality with affordable cost...BUT how can you improve customer service + quality when your health care organization demands to maximize the patient per physician ratio? Is there really a way to work around all three of these demands?
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I would say yes, but only if the government stays out of it. When the government gets involved costs almost ALWAYS go up, and quality almost ALWAYS goes down. Customer service on the other hand does NOT have to be a zero sum game, it's just a matter of keeping your personnel trained up and keep their morale up. If the employees are happy, then they will be more positive around their patients. If they are well trained, then they should be able to answer questions better that patients have. Patient to doctor ratio really shouldn't play too much of a part in that!


How does the current health care system in America work?


I know there is a huge debate about universal health care and such on health care reform in America. But what is it that makes sparked this reform? How does the current system work and what it wrong with it? I'm trying to find the answers online, but I can't find anything that can answer my question. Thank you for all responses!
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The real answer will be too long to post here, but a few highlights. Health care used to be under the control of doctors. In WWII the US government unconstitutionally froze wages and prices so in order to obtain and retain the best employees, employers had to add benefits as they couldn't adjust wages. One of the benes added was health insurance which was not really needed (not anywhere as important as it is today). After WWII the link remained--in peoples' minds and in fact.
Come 1966 and the feds decided to take their unconstitutional Social Security program a step farther and create Medicare--now the feds were in health care big time. Medicare has grown over time and was always supposed to ensure that no doc or hospital ever got a profit from treating Medicare patients--unfortunately docs have been taken to the cleaners on the deal which is why it's getting harder and harder to find one who takes Medicare. Also premiums are on the rise, particularly in the last decade:
In the US, Medicare is going bankrupt. In 1998, Medicare premiums were $43.80 and in 2008 will be $96.40--up 120%. "Medigap" insurance is common because of the 20% co-pay required for service. Medicare HMOs are common because they reduce that burden without an extra charge in many cases. HOWEVER, many procedures which used to have no or a low co-pay NOW cost the full 20% for the HMO Medicare patient. ALSO the prescription coverage they tended to offer has been REDUCED in many cases to conform to the insane "donut hole" coverage of the feds. Doctors are leaving Medicare because of the low and slow pay AND because the crazy government wants to "balance" their Ponzi scheme on the backs of doctors. 
"That dark cloud lurking over the shoulder of every Massachusetts physician is Medicare. If Congress does not act, doctors' payments from Medicare will be cut by about 5 percent annually, beginning next year through 2012, creating a financial hailstorm that would wreak havoc with already strained practices.

Cumulatively, the proposed cuts represent a 31 percent reduction in Medicare reimbursement. If the cuts are adjusted for practice-cost inflation, the American Medical Association says Medicare payment rates to physicians in 2013 would be less than half of what they were in 1991."
http://www.massmed.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=vs_mar05_top&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=11037

In the very early 1970s, others looked at the growth of health care as we made more scientific advances (DNA was only discovered in 1953, for example) and decided that being able to have control over life and death should be pretty profitable, so the concept of "managed care" based on the LIE that doctors were making "too much money" was born and embraced by those who couldn't get into or through medical school. The door was open for the hijacking of medical care and the skyrocketing of prices. As you see with Medicare payments, doctors would NOT be the beneficiaries.
Since that time the boldness of insurance companies to ignore their contracts as well as antitrust laws has grown wildly and the government sits and twiddles its thumbs wasting time and tax dollars on "investigating" Microsoft and baseball instead of enforcing laws. Hospitals have decided that they'll charge the uninsured about 3 times what they charge the insured and have become aggressive in going after CITIZENS who don't pay their bills in full.
As always, the government has ensured problems will exist with their mandates that everyone be treated at an ER if he has a life-threatening condition, regardless of ability to pay. Sounds good on paper. Hospitals deliberately misinterpret the mandate to mean "treat all illegals no matter how little they need medical care and bill the heck out of the taxpayer." Combine this with the stupid governmental mandate of "compassionate entry" (the Border Patrol is instructed to let in everyone who is ill so they can be treated here, knowing full well in many cases the taxpayer is going to eat the bill), and you have hard-working Americans paying more and seeing portions of their hospitals shut down because of governmental meddling and their inability to do their job: secure the borders.
A few things that should be of interest to any thinking man on the subject of health care in the US--in other words, the pols won't discuss this and the media give it short shrift:
When 75% of the people who declare bankruptcy over medical bills ARE INSURED, then insurance is CLEARLY not the answer.
"Aldrich’s situation is "asinine" but increasingly common, said Dr. Deborah Thorne of Ohio University. Thorne, co-author of a widely quoted 2005 study that found medical bills contributed to nearly half of the 1.5 million personal bankruptcies filed in the U.S. each year, said that ratio has likely worsened since the data was gathered. 
...
Like Aldrich, Thorne said, three-quarters of the individuals in the study who declared bankruptcy because of health problems were insured. "
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20201807/

Linda Peeno, MD testified that SHE had often denied treatment JUST to save the insurance company money http://www.thenationalcoalition.org/DrPeenotestimony.html

Furthermore:
"the vast majority of health insurance policies are through for-profit stock companies. They are in the process of “shedding lives” as some term it when “undesirable” customers are lost through various means, including raising premiums and co-pays and decreasing benefits (Britt, “Health insurers getting bigger cut of medical dollars,” 15 October 2004, investors.com). That same Investors Business Daily article from 2004 noted the example of Anthem, another insurance company. They said the top five executives (not just the CEO) received an average of an 817 percent increase in compensation between 2000 and 2003. The CEO, for example, had his compensation go from $2.5 million to $25 million during that time period. About $21 million of that was in stock payouts, the article noted. 

A 2006 article, “U.S. Health Insurance: More Market Domination, More CEO Compensation”
(hcrenewal.blogspot.com) notes that in 56 percent of 294 metropolitan areas one insurer “controls more than half the business in health maintenance organization and preferred provider networks underwriting." In addition to having the most enrollees, they also are the biggest purchasers of health care and set the price and coverage terms. “’The results is double-digit premium increases from 2001 and 2004—peaking with a 13.9 percent jump in 2003—soaring well above inflation and wages increases.’" Where is all that money going? The article quotes a Wall Street Journal article looking at the compensation of the CEO of UnitedHealth Group. His salary and bonus is $8 million annually. He has benefits such as the use of a private jet. He has stock-option fortunes worth $1.6 billion."
--Save America, Save the World by Cassandra Nathan pp. 127-128

"Insurance Companies Robbing Patients
Robbing patients to pay CEOs leads to unprecedented medical insurance corporation greed.
Thursday, January 3, 2008 8:52 AM
By: Michael Arnold Glueck & Robert J. Cihak, The Medicine Men"
http://www.newsmax.com/medicine_men/medical_insurance/2008/01/03/61543.html

Thus many have decided UHC like much of the rest of the world has must surely be the answer little regarding the FACT it does not work.

Canadian doc, now in US, who studies world health care:
http://www.city-journal.org/html/17_3_canadian_healthcare.html

US can't pull it off. Hillarycare can't work--one of her problems is her refusal to deal with the massive illegalities of the handful of insurers who rip us off. However, Romney of Taxachusetts put her basic plan into place. Result: "Massachusetts announced that spending on its health care plan would increase by $400 million in 2008, a cost expected to be borne largely by taxpayers."
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080129/ZNYT02/801290745
Last modified: January 29. 2008 5:03AM

In that article it notes how CA could not pull of UHC. About one month later we saw the inevitable headline:
"L.A. County may close most of its clinics 
 
Facing a deficit, health officials want to pay private centers to take up the 
slack. Critics say the plan's logic is faulty"
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-clinics14feb14,1,5252458,fu
ll.story?ctrack=1&cset=true 

BTW, sensible plan that would work:
http://www.booklocker.com/books/3068.html
Read the PDF, not the blurb, for the bulk of the plan. Book is searchable on Amazon.com
Cassandra Nathan's Save America, Save the World


What do you think is the cause of runaway health care cost?


Health Care professionals say it is the high cost of malpractice insurance?  Is it that the insurance companies are too greedy or the patients are too litigeous?  So, who is zooming who here?
Would state purchase of cheap foreign doctors help?  or GI bill(state sponsorship) for med students who praqctice at state hospitals.
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Healthcare cost is rising because we the people don't have a say so. Insurance companies have taken over health care. Physicians don't have the power in what they can do or not do. It is completely controlled by the insurance companies.
Here is a scenario, plastic surgery or laser eye surgery. They do not cost near as much as a basic surgery in the hospital. Why because they are not controlled by innsurance plans. Most insurance don't cover these types of surgery. so the doctors are left to provide QUALITY service and competitive prices to keep clients coming back. Therefore, they are providing quality and are affordable. The customers are able to choose and select who they want to go to because they are paying for it.


What parts of the health care system in Canada is already privatized?


Are hospitals, doctors offices and emergency rooms part of the health care system that are already privatized?  If so, what other parts of the health care system is already privatized?  Thanks for all your help!
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About 75 percent of health care services in Canada are delivered privately but funded publicly. The government does not run most of the hospitals and clinics; it only pays them for the services they provide, and sets the fees they can charge. 

Some things are not covered by the government system, including prescription drugs and dental care. To cover those needs, most Canadians have supplemental private insurance, which is usually paid for by their employer.