Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, released a new, first-of-its-kind Risk IQ Tool today that helps consumers assess their personal risk as it relates to six common surgical procedures, and then provides guidance to select a high quality hospital and physician for their procedure.
In addition, Healthgrades released its annual analysis of the nation’s hospitals, the 2017 Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which offers insight on variation in clinical quality and outcomes across the country. The Report also examines patients’ risk for complications and mortality with common surgeries along with relative driving distance to hospitals in general, and to hospitals demonstrating superior outcomes in a surgery or procedure.
“The Healthgrades analysis unequivocally shows that consumers need to educate themselves before any surgery and get the facts on their personal risk in order to improve the likelihood of a positive outcome,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “Consumers can use the Healthgrades Risk IQ tool and subsequent findings to become more informed and make smarter decisions about where to receive care.”
The Healthgrades analysis found that:
“Mortality and complication rates provide both relevant and objective measures for evaluating hospital quality,” said Marcia Russell, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles. “Healthgrades uses a rigorous risk adjustment methodology of Medicare inpatient data as the basis for its analysis, leaving perception and reputation out of the ratings equation. This provides consumers with the necessary data to help them determine the best physician and hospital for their care.”
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*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
†Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of All-Payer data for years 2011 through 2013 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 13 states for which all payer data was made available
‡Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of All-Payer data for years 2012 through 2014 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 17 states for which all payer data was made available
Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Today, more than one million people a day use the Healthgrades website to search, compare and connect with hospitals and physicians based on the most important measures when selecting a healthcare provider: experience, hospital quality and patient satisfaction. For more information about Healthgrades, visit http://www.healthgrades.com or download the Healthgrades iPhone app.
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Last updated on: 18/10/2016
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