Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Biz Courier: new website compares 20 area hospitals

Yesterday’s Business Courier announced the Greater Cincinnati Health Council and the Ohio Hospital Association have created this new website with 2006 data that compares 20 area hospitals on care guidelines for the following:

1. How often hospitals follow eight recommended care guidelines for heart attack
2. How often hospitals follow four recommended care guidelines for congestive heart failure
3. How often hospitals follow nine recommended care guidelines for pneumonia
4. Average length of hospital stay for nine conditions, including heart attack, stroke and pneumonia
5. Mortality for the same nine conditions

The ratings are based on care guidelines accepted as best practices by groups such as the Joint Commission and the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program/American Osteopathic Association.