This title is the first ever resource to compare every hospital in the country by 17 measures of quality in the treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical procedures.
This data is based on the HOSPITAL COMPARE STUDY, produced by MEDICARE, and is available in print and in a unique user-friendly format, along with contact information and hospital data from Grey House's Directory of Hospital Personnel.
The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals provides a treatment profile of over 4,200 hospitals. These informative profiles illustrate how the hospitals rate in over 20 important areas. Then, The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals shows their percentage numbers so you can find data on:
Heart Attack Care: percentage who receive Aspirin at Arrival, Aspirin at Discharge, ACE Inhibitor for LVSD, Beta Blocker at Arrival, Beta Blocker at Discharge, Thrombolytic Agent Received, PTCA Received and Adult Smoking Cessation Advice.
Heart Failure: percentage who receive LVF Assessment, Ace Inhibitor for LVSD, Discharge Instructions, Adult Smoking Cessation Advice.
Pneumonia: percentage who Receive Initial Antibiotic Timing, Pneumococcal Vaccination, Oxygenation Assessment, Blood Culture Performed and Adult Smoking Cessation Advice.
Organized by state, each profile compares the individual hospital's score against Best Practices, the State and US averages. Plus, the directory provides contact information on 15 top administrators including the Heads of ER, Cardiology, and Pulmonary Care.
Most importantly, The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals provides easy-to-use Ranking Tables for each of the data elements to allow the user to quickly locate the hospitals with the best levels of service. This important resources will be a must for reference collections as well as public, medical and academic libraries.
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