Illinois Hospital Report Cards
Consumers have a right to access information about the quality of health care provided in Illinois. This Web site can help you to become a more informed consumer and to make better health care choices. You can access information on quality and safety data, nurse staffing, patient satisfaction and costs of services in hospitals and surgery centers.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes a set of data every quarter covering several measures each for heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia care. This data is submitted to CMS by the hospitals using clinical chart data.
IDPH compiles these data into one composite measure for each condition. A weighted average is computed by adding up all the numerators and dividing by all the denominators. The numerator for the composite score is calculated by summing the number of patients who were both candidates for and received any of the aspects of care. If a patient received all four aspects of heart failure care, the patient would be counted four times. If the patient was a candidate for only three aspects of care, he/she would only be counted three times.
Visit site here: http://www.healthcarereportcard.illinois.gov/
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