Quality of Care
University Hospital is committed to sharing its quality measures with the community. We want you to know how we measure against national quality standards. The data reported here is the same information that is used to generate hospital quality "report cards."
Please note that on our site you are getting even more up-to-date reports, giving you the resources to best meet your information needs and make informed decisions about your health care.
Frequently Asked Questions
What information can I find here?
What does the data cover?
CMS measures data related to heart attacks, heart failure, surgical care, and pneumonia; while the UHC data compares our performance to other academic medical centers. The UHC data is based upon definitions prepared by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of numerous quality and patient safety measures.
University Hospital voluntarily supplies this information to the agencies. As this website grows, we will add more data sources.
How is this information collected?
Is this the same information found in other hospital "report cards" on the Internet?
Does every hospital put its quality data on the website?
How should I use quality measures in selecting health care?
How else does University Hospital measure quality?
In addition to the many sources of publicly collected data, University Hospital also continually surveys patients on their experiences. This gives us immediate information on what we are doing well and what we need to address. Also, the doctors and nurses on our patient care floors, clinics, and offices have access to a wide range of reporting tools and quality information related to our patients on a secure intranet.
Every person who works at University Hospital has the responsibility to meet quality goals as part of his or her job description. The entire effort is represented in a comprehensive quality plan that provides the roadmap for all the hospital’s quality goals. Updates are shared on our staff intranet and in our Management Forum meetings.