Note: For all of these rates, be careful when drawing conclusions; small numbers of patients may reduce the reliability of the results.
Understanding Recommended Care Rates: The Recommended Care Rates show how often hospitals provided the recommended care for heart attack patients, heart failure patients, patients with pneumonia and to prevent complications from surgery.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm repair An aneurysm is a defect or swelling in the wall of a weak or damaged artery. The aorta is the main artery carrying blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Aneurysms that occur in the part of the aorta within the abdomen are called abdominal aortic aneurysms.
What is Individual Disability Income Insurance? Disability insurance provides benefits that replace part of your lost income when you become unable to work due to illness or injury. If you become injured or ill and can no longer work, disability insurance generally does not fully replace your income during your disability; it only replaces a portion of your income. Unlike workers compensation, disability income insurance supplements your income even in cases where the illness or injury is not job-related.
This measure was developed by the American Nurses Association for the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI®) and represents nursing care hours per patient day which refers to the number of nursing care hours relative to the patient workload.
Blood clots in the veins and infections are two potential complications from surgery. Hospitals can reduce the risk of wound infection after surgery by making sure patients get the right medicines at the right time on the day of surgery. Hospitals can reduce the risk of blood clots by making sure that patients get preventive treatments.
Vermont law requires hospitals to publish annual reports containing information about quality of care, hospital infection rates, patient safety, nurse staffing levels, financial health, costs for services, and other hospital characteristics. The law also requires the Department of Financial Regulation to publish some of that same information in a comparative format on this website.