Hospital Outcome of Care Surgical Measures

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This dataset includes a list of different hospitals and their quality of surgical outcomes to provide information to healthcare consumers. The study comprises of Hospital Name and the data on the outcome measures for three different forms of surgeries. These “Outcome of Care Surgical Measures” show whether hospitals differ in what happens to patients after they have one of three types of surgeries – elderly surgery, colon surgery and lower-extremity bypass.

Complexity

Today’s health care environment demands more than ever of surgeons and the hospitals they work in. Payors, including Medicare, increasingly refuse to pay for treating complications deemed preventable, such as surgical site infections. A growing movement aims to tie reimbursements to outcomes—and publicly report the results. At the same time, hospitals face staffing shortages and financial pressures, trying to do more with less. A surgical quality improvement program so effective that each year a hospital uses it, on average, it has the opportunity to:
– Prevent 250–500 complications
– Save 12–36 lives
– Reduce costs by millions of dollars

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) is the leading nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care in the private sector. ACS NSQIP has the tools, training, customization options and, most importantly, data, to keep different hospitals ahead of the curve.

In order to provide proven and stronger quality information, the ACS has partnered with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to allow ACS NSQIP registered hospitals across the country the opportunity to report surgical outcomes to Hospital Compare, the CMS website that provides quality information to healthcare consumers. The program provides hospitals participating in the ACS NSQIP Adult Program Options the chance to voluntarily, publicly report on one or any combination of three National Quality Forum (NQF)-endorsed measures — elderly surgery, colon surgical and lower-extremity bypass outcomes. The Lower-Extremity Bypass Surgery is a surgical bypass that treats patient’s narrowed (or enlarged) arteries by directly creating a detour, or bypass, around a section of the artery that is blocked or enlarged. The outcome measure in Lower-Extremity Bypass Surgeries for Patients for most of the hospitals is recorded as ‘average’ in this study.

Information on the Hospital Compare website will explain the rigors of ACS NSQIP so that patients better understand what the measures mean; the importance of accurate, risk-adjusted data; and how to use the information in making their care decisions. Because ACS NSQIP is based on the best available data—clinical, risk- and case-mix–adjusted, nationally benchmarked and audited 30-day patient outcomes—the program provides arguably the most valid and reliable look at surgical quality. It provides a better gauge of quality than many other public measures, many of which are based on compliance with process measures or based on administrative data.

Date Created

2012-07-26

Last Modified

2019-10-30

Version

2019-10-30

Update Frequency

Quarterly

Temporal Coverage

N/A

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS);

Source License URL

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Hospital Compare, ACS Measures, Readmissions and Deaths, Hospital Quality Surgical Outcomes, Quality Healthcare Information, Preventable Surgical Complications, Surgical Quality Improvement Program, Surgical Report and Outcomes, Surgical Care Measure Outcomes, Surgical Care Compliance

Other Titles

Comparison of Hospital ACS Measures, Outcome of Care Surgical Measures, Improving Surgical Quality and Making Care Decisions

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
Provider_IDCMS certification number (CCN). Identification number of the hospital within the CMS dataset. The CCN for providers and suppliers is a 6 digit number. The first 2 digits identify the State in which the provider is located. The last 4 digits identify the type of facility.integerlevel : Nominal
Hospital_NameName of the hospital (also referred to as the provider).string-
Surgeries_for_Patients_65_YearsIt represents the outcome measure in Surgeries for Patients 65 Years of Age or Older.string-
Footnote_for_Surgeries_for_Patients_65_YearsFootnote for the outcome measure in Surgeries for Patients 65 Years of Age or Older.integerlevel : Nominal
Surgery_Footnote_DescriptionDescription of footnote for the outcome measure in Surgeries for Patients 65 Years of Age or Older.string-
Colon_SurgeriesIt represents the outcome measure in Colon Surgeries for Patients. This surgery includes the large bowel resection and is surgery to remove all or part of the patient's large bowel. It is also called colectomy. The large bowel is also called the large intestine or colon.string-
Footnote_for_Colon_SurgeriesFootnote for the outcome measure in Colon Surgeries for Patients.integerlevel : Nominal
Colon_Surgery_Footnote_DescriptionDescription of footnote for the outcome measure in Colon Surgeries for Patients.string-
Lower_Extremity_Bypass_SurgeriesIt represents the outcome measure in Lower-Extremity Bypass Surgeries for Patients. It is a surgical bypass that treats patient's narrowed (or enlarged) arteries by directly creating a detour, or bypass, around a section of the artery that is blocked or enlarged.string-
Footnote_for_Lower_Extremity_Bypass_SurgeriesFootnote for the outcome measure in Lower-Extremity Bypass Surgeries for Patients.integerlevel : Nominal
Lower_Extremity_Bypass_Surgeries_Footnote_DescriptionDescription of footnote for the outcome measure in Lower-Extremity Bypass Surgeries for Patients.string-
Provider IDHospital NameSurgeries for Patients 65 YearsFootnote for Surgeries for Patients 65 YearsSurgery Footnote DescriptionColon SurgeriesFootnote for Colon SurgeriesColon Surgery Footnote DescriptionLower Extremity Bypass SurgeriesFootnote for Lower Extremity Bypass SurgeriesLower Extremity Bypass Surgeries Footnote Description
260032Washington University / Barnes Jewish Hospital12.0This measure does not apply to this hospital for this reporting period.12.0This measure does not apply to this hospital for this reporting period.12.0This measure does not apply to this hospital for this reporting period.
50454University of California, San FranciscoAverageAverage1.0The number of cases/patients is too few to report.
220110Brigham & Women's HospitalAverageAverageAverage
220071Mass General HospitalAverageAverage1.0The number of cases/patients is too few to report.
220101Newton - Wellesley Hospital12.0This measure does not apply to this hospital for this reporting period.12.0This measure does not apply to this hospital for this reporting period.12.0This measure does not apply to this hospital for this reporting period.
220119Brigham & Women's Faulkner HospitalAverageAverage12.0This measure does not apply to this hospital for this reporting period.
60028Saint Joseph Hospital, Inc. (CO)AverageAverageAverage
490063Inova FairfaxAverageAverageAverage
360180Cleveland Clinic FoundationBetter than AverageBetter than Average5.0Results are not available for this reporting period.
450869Doctors Hospital at RenaissanceAverageAverage1.0The number of cases/patients is too few to report.