100 Top Hospitals 2015 (web exclusive)

This four-page, web-exclusive chart set includes four performance comparison charts of the 100 top hospitals in aggregate. There are 14 performance measures listed in each chart, including: mortality index,complications index, patient-safety index, core measures mean percentage and more.

The four charts are performance comparisons on:

  • National health system performance comparisons
  • Large health systems performance comparisons
  • Medium health systems performance comparisons
  • Small health systems performance comparisons

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100 Top Hospitals Performance Insights

For 25 years, the Watson Health™ 100 Top Hospitals® (formerly the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals) program has conducted studies to uncover the impact of organizational leadership on performance in non-federal, acute care US hospitals (other exclusions apply). The study uses a national balanced scorecard, public data and transparent risk adjustment and analytics to quantify hospital performance.

The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals study analyzes performance in 11 areas: inpatient mortality; 30-day mortality rate; complications; core measures; 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate; severity-adjusted average length of stay; mean emergency room throughput; inpatient expense per discharge; Medicare spend per beneficiary; adjusted operating profit margin; and patient rating of overall hospital performance. The study has been conducted annually since 1993

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