IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals 2018, performance comparisons

A Special Feature comparing performance between categories among the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals, 2018. Hospital performance benchmarks are aggregated in six categories: National performance comparisons (all classes), two groups of teaching hospitals and three groups of community hospitals based on bed count.
This six-page, web-exclusive chart set compares aggregate performance benchmarks of the 100 top hospitals in the following categories:

  • All hospitals
  • Major teaching hospitals
  • Teaching hospitals
  • Large community hospitals
  • Medium community hospitals
  • Small community hospitals
There are 11 performance measures listed in each chart, including: mortality, complications, readmissions, ED minutes, operating profit margins and more.

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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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