Statewide Data

About Quality Data

Reporting the quality of care outcome data is essential to Missouri hospitals’ plans to continue improving the quality and safety of the health care they provide. The goal is to provide accurate and valid information to consumers while increasing hospital statewide efforts to reduce differences in outcomes. Research has shown that, through public reporting, hospitals can improve the quality of care related to readmissions and reducing harm by approximately 15 percent.

There are 23 measures included for consumers to review quality of care. The measures are categorized into four areas: managing chronic disease maps, reducing readmission, preventing infection and reducing harm rates. The measures chosen represent the primary goal of quality care — do no harm. Infections, falls, and unnecessary hospitalizations or unplanned readmissions are areas hospitals always strive to improve. Visit here to learn more about the readmissions data included on this website.

About Pricing Data

Focus on Hospitals allows health care consumers to compare information about the most common inpatient medical procedures and emergency department services at Missouri hospitals. Hospital pricing and medical billing can be complicated. Users can find hospital charges for a variety of medical services, but most health care consumers will never pay these rates. Insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid all pay hospitals at rates far below these charges. Those actual amounts vary from one case to the next.

About Community Investment Data

Hospitals make significant investments in their communities — the value they provide to their communities is much broader than the delivery of health care services. They provide a strong economic foundation through investments in employees, buildings and equipment. ­And, they provide benefits to their communities including charity care and absorbing bad debt, helping educate and train the health care workforce, offering free clinic services, and donating to local causes. The information on this site shows the investments hospitals make to improve the health of individuals and communities, and it underscores the importance of hospitals as an economic engine — locally, regionally and statewide.

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Statewide Data
Statewide Avg
Reducing Harm
Lower is Better
Rate of major bedsores obtained during hospital stay
0.4 per 1,000
Age, gender and medical condition adjusted
Rate of unexpected patient deaths during hospital stay
0.2 per 1,000
Age, gender and medical condition adjusted
Rate of falls with injury during hospital stay
0.3 per 1,000
Unadjusted rate
Rate of blood clots following surgery
4.4 per 1,000
Age, gender and medical condition adjusted
Preventing Infection
Lower is Better
Rate of serious complications from infection following surgery
9.5 per 1,000
Age, gender and medical condition adjusted
Rate of surgical site infections following colon surgery
0.8
Standardized Infection Ratio Duration of surgery, surgical wound class, use of endoscopes, re-operation status, patient age, patient assessment at time of anesthesiology
Rate of urinary tract infections among patients with a urine tube placed during hospital stay
0.9
Standardized Infection Ratio Type of patient care location, hospital affiliation with medical school, bed size of the patient care location
Rate of bloodstream infections among patients with a tube placed in the vein during hospital stay
0.9
Standardized Infection Ratio Type of patient care location, hospital affiliation with medical school, bed size of the patient care location
Rate of Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) infections obtained during hospital stay
0.9
Unadjusted rate
Rate of antibiotic resistant forms of staph infection obtained during hospital stay
1
Unadjusted rate
Rate of surgical site infections following abdominal surgery to remove the uterus
0.8
Standardized Infection Ratio Duration of surgery, surgical wound class, use of endoscopes, re-operation status, patient age, patient assessment at time of anesthesiology
Managing Readmissions
Lower is Better
Rate of readmissions to the hospital within 30 days of leaving the hospital for any reason
11.5%
Most recent 36-months unadjusted rate
Rate of readmissions to the hospital within 30 days of leaving the hospital for a heart attack
10.9%
Most recent 36-months unadjusted rate
Rate of readmissions to the hospital within 30 days of leaving the hospital for a serious lung infection
14%
Most recent 36-months unadjusted rate
Rate of readmissions to the hospital within 30 days of leaving the hospital for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
17.4%
Most recent 36-months unadjusted rate
Rate of readmissions to the hospital within 30 days of leaving the hospital for congestive heart failure
19%
Most recent 36-months unadjusted rate
Rate of readmissions to the hospital within 30 days of leaving the hospital for hip or knee replacement
3.4%
Most recent 36-months unadjusted rate

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