Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Top Hospitals for Emergency Care - Have 40% LOWER Death Rate

From: MedScape Medical news (login required).

More than 123.8 million people in the United States will make an ED visit, and 13% will end up being admitted to the hospital, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Researchers analyzed more than 7 million Medicare patient records from 2008 to 2010 for 12 diagnoses: bowel obstruction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetic acidosis and coma, gastrointestinal bleed, myocardial infarction, heart failure, pancreatitis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, respiratory failure, sepsis, and stroke.

Medicare patients admitted to the nation's best-performing hospitals for emergency medicine have a 40% lower death rate compared with all other hospitals, according to a new survey by HealthGrades, a Denver, Colorado–based provider of information about physicians and hospitals.

"If all hospitals performed at the level of the Emergency Medicine Excellence hospitals from 2008 through 2010, an additional 170,856 people could have potentially survived their emergency hospitalization," the HealthGrades release notes.

California

Alhambra Hospital Medical Center Alhambra, CA
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Oakland, CA
Beverly Hospital Montebello, CA
Eden Medical Center Castro Valley, CA
French Hospital Medical Center San Luis Obispo, CA
John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek Walnut Creek, CA
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center Woodland Hills, CA
Mercy General Hospital Sacramento, CA
Mercy Medical Center Redding Redding, CA
Mercy San Juan Medical Center Carmichael, CA
Peninsula Medical Center Burlingame, CA
    including    Mills Health Center San Mateo, CA
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Whittier, CA
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna Hills Laguna Hills, CA
    including    Saddleback Memorial Medical Center San Clemente San Clemente, CA
San Antonio Community Hospital Upland, CA
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, CA
    including    Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista Chula Vista, CA
Sequoia Hospital Redwood City, CA
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Grass Valley, CA
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Auburn, CA
Sutter Delta Medical Center Antioch, CA
Sutter General Hospital Sacramento, CA
    including    Sutter Memorial Hospital Sacramento, CA
Sutter Roseville Medical Center Roseville, CA
White Memorial Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
Woodland Healthcare Woodland, CA

In the Bay Area, 6 Hospitals were in the top 5%. 

For other States, please follow this link.

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