Voices of America's Best Hospitals 2014: Strategies That Sustain Quality
Hospitals face numerous challenges to provide quality care. Yet 100 hospitals have found strategies that enable them to deliver superior clinical outcomes in multiple conditions and procedures, year after year. Recipients of Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals™ 2014 designation share their challenges and strategies for delivering quality care to their patients and the benefits they gain from clinical excellence.
Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation
The assumption that the nearest hospital is as good a choice as any other hospital is risky. Our annual report shows that hospital performance varies considerably among different procedures and conditions, as well as between hospitals within the same city. Higher complication and mortality rates not only have a personal impact on patients, they also drive up healthcare costs.
How We Measure Hospital Quality
Healthgrades rates hospital quality based solely on objective measures of performance—mortality and complication rates. Simply put, we ask if patients died or experienced a complication during their stay in the hospital for a range of common procedures and conditions. Healthgrades measures 40 million patient records from 4,500 hospitals nationwide for the most recent three-year period.
Pick Your Provider Before Your Plan
A survey of 1,000 consumers across the country reveals that Americans are virtually unanimous (97%) in agreeing that having the right information is the key to making good healthcare decisions. It’s important to evaluate the doctors you would have access to and the hospitals where they provide care—before you pick your insurance plan.
Healthcare Quality Matters
It means the difference between life and death, or quickly getting back into action
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