IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, 2018

A list of the nation's top 50 cardiovascular hospitals for 2018 as ranked by IBM Watson Health. Source: IBM Watson Health. Published Nov. 6, 2017.

This package includes the following:

  • The 50 benchmark hospitals listed in alphabetical order by state/city with additional performance comparisons for the following:
    • Teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residency programs
    • Teaching hospitals without cardiovascular residency programs
    • Community hospitals
  • Core findings of all hospitals within the study as well as a web-exclusive look at the teaching hospitals segment, which shows performance measures in aggregate on the following areas:
    • Clinical outcome measures
    • Clinical process measures
    • Extended outcome measures
    • Efficiency measures
    • Extended efficiency measures

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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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