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Patient Safety Measures

Readmission, Complications, and Deaths

Hospitals are ranked No Different, Better, or Worse than US National Rate.

Lower percentages are better.

Healthcare Associated Infections

Lower numbers are better.

2016 - June 2017
U.S. National Average JMCGH Hospital Compare Data JMCGH Internal Data
Surgical site infections from colon surgery (SSI: Colon)
No different than US National Rate
1 0.577 0.470
Surgical site infections from abdominal hysterectomy (SSI: Hysterectomy)
No different than US National Rate
1 1.166 0.460
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Blood Laboratory-identified Events (Bloodstream infections)
No different than US National Rate
1 1.101 1.255
Clostridium difficile (C.diff.) Laboratory-identified Events (Intestinal infections)
Better than US National Rate
1 0.788 0.839

Infection data is measured using a Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR), which is the number of infections divided by predicted infections.

Use of Medical Imaging

Lower numbers are better except for the follow-up mammogram statistic where 8% - 14% is better.

July 2015 - June 2016
U.S. National Average JMCGH Hospital Compare Data
Outpatients with low back pain who had an MRI without trying recommended treatments first, such as physical therapy. 39.3% 32.9%
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram. 8.9% 8.3%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were "combination" (double) scans. 7.8% 7.2%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were "combination" (double) scans. 1.5% 2.4%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery 4.6% 7.7%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time 1.1% 1.7%

Serious Complication and Deaths

Lower numbers are better.

Apr 2014 — March 2017
Hospital Compare Rank National Average JMCGH Hospital Compare Data
Surgical site infections from colon surgery (SSI: Colon) No Different than US National Rate 2.6 2.6

Surgical Outcomes

Apr 2014 — March 2017
Outcomes in Surgeries for Patients 65+ Colon Surgical Outcomes
Results for JMCGH Average Average
All of the above data is available at CMS Hospital Compare Website.

Readmission, Complications, and Deaths

Hospitals are ranked No Different, Better, or Worse than US National Rate.

Lower percentages are better.

Oct 2014 - Sept 2017
  National Average BGH Hospital Compare Data CGH Hospital Compare Data Dyersburg Hospital Compare Data MGH Hospital Compare Data Volunteer Martin Hospital Compare Data
Readmission Rate for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients 19.6 Number of Cases Too Small 19.2 No Different than the National Rate 20.4 No Different than the National Rate
Death Rate for COPD patients 8.3 Number of Cases Too Small 8.3 No Different than the National Rate 8.6 No Different than the National Rate
Readmission Rate for heart failure patients 21.7 21.5 21.0 No Different than the National Rate 21.1 No Different than the National Rate
Death Rate for heart failure patients 11.7 11.3 11.5 No Different than the National Rate 11.0 No Different than the National Rate
Readmission Rate for pneumonia patients 16.7 18.1 18.3 No Different than the National Rate 17.2 No Different than the National Rate
Readmission Rate after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide) 15.3 15.9 15.2 Worse than the National Rate 14.5 No Different than the National Rate

Use of Medical Imaging

Lower numbers are better except for the follow-up mammogram statistic where 8% - 14% is better.

July 2016 - June 2017
  National Average BGH Hospital Compare Data CGH Hospital Compare Data Dyersburg Hospital Compare Data MGH Hospital Compare Data Volunteer Martin Hospital Compare Data
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram. 8.9 12.8 9.6 7.4 12.0 7.9
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were "combination" (double) scans. 7.8 0.9 0.8 1.4 1.8 2.2
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were "combination" (double) scans. 1.5 0.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time 1.1 N/A 1.1 1.1 0.0 1.6

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