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Quality differences among hospitals

A recent HealthDay article reports that quality varies in the over 5,000 hospitals reporting outcomes to HealthGrades, a healthcare rating company providing information on physicians and hospital quality outcomes.

The report states that patients are 73% less likely to die at a five-star hospital than a one-star hospital (five-star is the highest rating and one-star the lowest).  As this data came from CMS calculations from this three-year study, it showed that 240,000 less Medicare patient deaths would have occurred if all the patients were treated at a five-star hospital.

Here we go again. Let’s fire up the public using data that may not necessarily be comparable.

Although the data may not be comparable, it does not negate the fact that we need to make our institutions safer and improve quality. We need to be constantly vigilant. We need to embrace evidence-based medicine, patient safety initiatives, and transparency. The public will not allow us to become complacent. Are you, or those at your institution, complacent?

Editor’s note: William Mills, MD, MMM, CPE, FAAFP, CMSL, will be leading a session on how physician leaders and MSPs can use patient satisfaction scores to assess and improve physician performance at the 15th annual Credentialing Resource Center Symposium, May 10-11, in Orlando. For more information on HCPro’s premiere credentialing event, click here.

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Error: Unable to create directory uploads. Is its parent directory writable by the server? About the Author: William F. Mills, M.D., MMM, CPE, FAAFP, CMSL, is currently the senior vice president of quality and professional affairs for the Upper Allegheny Health System located in western NY. Mills is a graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine and completed his family practice residency at the West Jersey Health System. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians. Mills is currently a clinical assistant professor at the School of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also certified in addiction medicine through the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and currently serves as a medical review officer. Prior to transitioning to full-time administrative medicine, Mills spent more than 20 years as a practicing family physician, and more than 10 years as the medical director of a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility. He also holds a Master of Medical Management degree from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California and is a Certified Physician Executive from the Certifying Commission in Medical Management.

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