Go to the Hospital Compare website at https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html
Answer the following
I. Classify the following quality metrics used to compare hospitals at Hospital Compare
- Survey of patients’ experiences
- Timely & effective care
- Complications & deaths
- Unplanned hospital visits
Classify the mentioned matrices using
- Donabedian Model
- The Institute of Medicine’s dimensions of quality.
II. Select a single hospital and comment on the results of “Timely and effective care” quality metrics for “Emergency Department Care” in terms of
- The highest quality metric
- The lowest quality metric
- The hospital performance in comparison to the state average and the national average with respect to the highest and the lowest quality matrices.
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