Hospital Structural Measures

$179 / year

This dataset includes a list of hospitals and the availability of structural measures at that hospital. A structural measure reflects the environment in which hospitals care for patients. For example, whether or not a hospital participates in a Cardiac Surgery Registry.

Complexity

Structure measures evaluate the infrastructure of health care settings, such as hospitals or doctor offices, and whether those health care settings are able to deliver care. These measures include the staffing of facilities and the capabilities of these staff, the policy environment in which care is delivered, and the availability of resources within an institution.
Structure measures are often used by insurance companies and regulators to determine whether a provider has certain capacities needed to deliver high-quality care, such as whether a hospital has a system in place to order prescription drugs electronically. These measures are also commonly used in the certification or accreditation of health plans and providers.

Two key reasons for using structure measures are that characteristics of health care settings can significantly affect the quality of care, and care settings that meet certain standards have an advantage when it comes to providing high-quality care.

Although structure measures provide essential information about a provider’s capacity, it is important to note the limitations of these measures. In particular, structure measures provide just one piece of the full picture of care. For example, the fact that a hospital has the ability to perform certain functions does not capture whether or not these functions actually occur, nor does it capture whether those functions improve patient health. In short, the fact that a health care provider or facility meets the requirements of a structure measure may not result in that provider delivering care that improves patient health. For example, some forms of provider accreditation and certification require providers to use electronic health records. A provider could buy an electronic health record system but continue to rely on paper records and still meet this structural requirement.

As part of the general information available through CMS, structural measures reflect the environment in which providers care for patients. Examples of structural measures can be inpatient (participation in general surgery registry) or outpatient (tracking clinical results between visits). Hospitals submit structural measure data using an online data entry tool made available to hospitals and their vendors. Structural measures include information provided by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the Joint Commission (TJC), and CMS.

Date Created

2014-05-14

Last Modified

2018-04-25

Version

2018-04-25

Update Frequency

Annual

Temporal Coverage

N/A

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services;

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Source License Requirements

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Source Citation

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Keywords

Hospital Quality Outcomes, Quality Healthcare Information, Structural Quality Improvement Program, Structural Measures Report and Outcomes, Healthcare Infrastructure, Hospital Compare, ACS Measures, Core Measures, CMS Quality Measures, CMS Core Measures

Other Titles

Structural Measures Outpatient Department, CMS Structural Measures, Hospital Outpatient Department Data

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
Provider_IDCMS certification number (CCN). Identification number of the hospital within the CMS dataset.integerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
Hospital_NameName of the hospital (also referred to as the provider)stringrequired : 1
AddressMain street address information of the hospitalstringrequired : 1
CityMailing city. The city in the main street address of the hospital.stringrequired : 1
State_AbbreviationTwo-letter state abbreviation in the mailing address of the hospital. This includes information on hospitals in:stringrequired : 1
Zip_Code5 digit postal zip code in the mailing address of the hospital.integerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
CountyMailing county of the hospital.string-
Phone_NumberMain phone number of the hospital. 3-digit area code plus 7-digit telephone number.integerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
Measure_NameThe measure name of the Outpatient Imaging Efficiency measures.stringrequired : 1
Measure_IDThe measure identification (ID) of the Outpatient Imaging Efficiency measures.stringrequired : 1
Is_Measure_ResponseWhether the response of the facility against that measure is given or not.boolean-
Footnote_CodeFootnote code describes the code for an additional piece of information given separately for the compiled data.integerlevel : Nominal
Footnote_DescriptionFootnote describes an additional piece of information given separately for the compiled data.string-
Measure_Start_DateThe first day the data measures were collected. The date format is YYYY-MM-DD.daterequired : 1
Measure_End_DateThe last day the data measures were collected. The date format is YYYY-MM-DD.daterequired : 1
LatitudeIdentifies the geographical location Latitude.number-
LongitudeIdentifies the geographical location Longitude.number-
Provider IDHospital NameAddressCityState AbbreviationZip CodeCountyPhone NumberMeasure NameMeasure IDIs Measure ResponseFootnote CodeFootnote DescriptionMeasure Start DateMeasure End DateLatitudeLongitude
10005MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER SOUTH2505 U S HIGHWAY 431 NORTHBOAZAL35957MARSHALL2565938310Able to receive lab results electronicallyOP_12True2016-01-012016-12-31
10005MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER SOUTH2505 U S HIGHWAY 431 NORTHBOAZAL35957MARSHALL2565938310Able to track patients’ lab results, tests, and referrals electronically between visitsOP_17True2016-01-012016-12-31
10005MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER SOUTH2505 U S HIGHWAY 431 NORTHBOAZAL35957MARSHALL2565938310Safe surgery checklist use (outpatient)OP_25True2016-01-012016-12-31
10005MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER SOUTH2505 U S HIGHWAY 431 NORTHBOAZAL35957MARSHALL2565938310Patient Safety CultureSM_HS_PATIENT_SAFFalse2016-01-012016-12-31
10005MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER SOUTH2505 U S HIGHWAY 431 NORTHBOAZAL35957MARSHALL2565938310General Surgery RegistrySM_PART_GEN_SURGFalse2016-01-012016-12-31
10005MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER SOUTH2505 U S HIGHWAY 431 NORTHBOAZAL35957MARSHALL2565938310Nursing care registrySM_PART_NURSEFalse2016-01-012016-12-31
10005MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER SOUTH2505 U S HIGHWAY 431 NORTHBOAZAL35957MARSHALL2565938310Safe surgery checklist use (inpatient)SM_SS_CHECKTrue2016-01-012016-12-31
10012DEKALB REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER200 MED CENTER DRIVEFORT PAYNEAL35968DE KALB2568453150Able to receive lab results electronicallyOP_12True2016-01-012016-12-31
10012DEKALB REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER200 MED CENTER DRIVEFORT PAYNEAL35968DE KALB2568453150Able to track patients’ lab results, tests, and referrals electronically between visitsOP_17True2016-01-012016-12-31
10012DEKALB REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER200 MED CENTER DRIVEFORT PAYNEAL35968DE KALB2568453150Safe surgery checklist use (outpatient)OP_25True2016-01-012016-12-31