is based on information from
Hospital Compare, a website created through the efforts
of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an
agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
along with the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). The HQA is a
public-private collaboration established to promote
reporting on hospital quality of care.
Information about Hospital Performance
Hospital performance rates tell you the proportion of cases
where a hospital provided the recommended process of care.
Only patients meeting the inclusion criteria for a measure
are included in the calculation of the rate for a measure. A
rate of 88% means that the hospital provided the recommended
process of care 88% of the time. For example, the rates for
initial antibiotic timing tell you the percentage of
patients who received their first dose of antibiotics within
four hours of arrival to the hospital. The ultimate goal for
all measures listed is 100%. Hospitals with effective
quality improvement programs are continually working toward
this goal. The information posted on this website comes from
the quality data submitted by hospitals to the QIO Clinical
Data Warehouse for inpatient discharges. Except where noted,
all measures reflect six months of experience, January to
The name of the quality measure.
The name of the condition of the
corresponding quality measure.
Number of Patients
The size of the data sample for
the hospital quality measure.
The numbers of footnotes that
are associated with the hospital's score for the quality
measure. Click column header for a pop-up with
The score that the hospital achieved for the
quality measure. The score is expressed as a
percentage of the sample size that was measured.
The average score achieved by
all hospitals in the nation for the quality measure.
The average score achieved by all hospitals
in the state for the quality measure.