Monday, March 5, 2007

Indiana, California To Publish Report Cards reports that the Indiana State Department of Health will release their first state-wide adverse events report tomorrow (Tuesday).

The report should be available by mid-day local time. Kudos to Indiana.

For a list of all states that provide an adverse event reporting system visit the National Academy for State Health Policy.


The California HealthCare Foundation will release CalHospital Compare tomorrow.

The 209 hospitals rated account for 70% of all hospital admissions in California and the conditions and procedures rated (heart attack, heart failure, heart bypass surgery, pneumonia, and maternity) are the five most common reasons for being admitted to a hospital. Other conditions and measures will be included in future updates.

The site will include reports on Heart Attack, Heart Failure, and Pneumonia Care; Coronary Artery Bypass; Maternity Care; Patient Experience Surveys; and Patient Safety. Hospitals will be rated one of Superior, Above average, Average, Below average or Poor


Jaz said...

Update: Nashville-based HCA Inc., the nation's largest hospital chain, plans to start posting prices at its 13 hospitals in Tennessee this spring and have the program at most of its 165 U.S. hospitals by midsummer.

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