Publicly Reported Quality Measures
On this page, you will find hospital-wide publicly reported quality performance measures for Infection Prevention, Nursing Care, Heart Care, Pneumonia Care, and Surgical Care Infection Prevention.
For more information about each measure and its benchmark, click on the name of the measure.
Nationwide, 2.5 million patients develop healthcare-associated infections annually. Infections can cause additional medical problems for patients, increase the time a patient spends in the hospital, and sometimes can result in serious illness. The risk of healthcare-associated infections can be reduced by following best practices for infection control.
Nursing care at BIDMC is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and safety to our patients. We participate in PatientCareLink as part of this commitment. Through PatientCareLink, Massachusetts hospitals are working to reduce medical errors and promote a safe and supportive work environment, publicly report staffing plans that meet patients' needs, alleviate shortages of nurses and other caregivers, and work collaboratively with others to ensure access to safe, high-quality care for all. BIDMC also monitors the nursing measures below for quality and safety.
Over 1,300 patients are admitted annually to BIDMC with heart failure or a heart attack (acute myocardial infarction - AMI) Learn more about heart care at BIDMC >>
The information below tells you how closely BIDMC has been following recommended guidelines for some measures for treatment of heart failure and heart attack (AMI).
The information below tells you how closely BIDMC has been following recommended guidelines for some measures for pneumonia care.
Surgical Care - Infection Prevention:
1Source of this data is from hospital administrative databases, and reflects data reported to regulatory agencies.
2Souce of comparison data for Pressure Ulcers and Patient Falls is Massachusetts PatientCareLink.
3The Comparison for BIDMC is based on a review of a nationally recognized database of comparable institutions, or drawn from internal benchmarks that BIDMC has established, and is based upon hospital performance data reported regulatory agencies.
4The source of the comparison for these measures is Hospital Compare, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The data reported for this set of measures are drawn from a representative sample of patients rather than all surgical patients.
Last updated: September 2014