Hospital Data

maternal mortality
U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Highest Among Developed Countries

On Monday, July 31, Definitive Healthcare’s news database reported a statewide probe into the recent rise in maternal mortality rates following the deaths of two women at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, Mass. Three weeks prior to this announcement, MetroWest released two statements. The first statement was in regard to…

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HAIs: Hospitals Struggle to Make Consistent Progress

The Department of Health and Human Services released a report highlighting recent improvements in hospital care quality, specifically lower rates of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HACs declined by 21 percent from 2010 to 2015, representing an estimated 125,000 patient deaths averted and…

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New Data Highlight: Updated Hospital Quality Metrics

CMS releases updated quality data on a quarterly basis.  The latest update was released in October, and included updates to: Hospital overall star ratings Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) ratings Timely and Effective Care Healthcare-Associated Infections Definitive Healthcare has incorporated these updates into its databases and…

Skilled Nursing Facilities
Why Nonprofit SNFs Really Provide Better Care

Numerous studies have suggested that nonprofit skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) provide superior care. Compared to for-profit SNFs, nonprofits generally have better staffing levels, score higher in quality measures, and rank higher in overall star ratings. The conventional wisdom holds that the difference stems from company culture, with the implication that…

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Long Term Care: Can it Keep Up with Aging Population?

It is no secret that the aging population has a huge impact on the healthcare system. Public healthcare and finance systems have to transition to keep up with the societal aging. The amount of seniors have been growing more rapidly since the baby boomer population started turning 65 several years…

Medicare and Medicaid Bundled Payments
Why Do Teaching Hospitals Command Higher Payments?

In the current era of consolidation among healthcare providers, regulators have paid increased attention to the risk of large organizations using their combined geographic presence and market power to negotiate higher rates from insurers and raise prices. But there’s also another metric some hospitals have leveraged to get higher-than-average reimbursements:…

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