Our Quality Philosophy

 

Did you know at least 250,000 people die every year due to preventable medical errors, but it could be as high as 440,000?

 

Ten times the amount that die in auto accidents in the US every year.  

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High-quality providers offer the highest probability of achieving a positive outcome. When patients choose high-quality providers, readmission rates are lower, time to return to work is shorter, total costs are lower, and results are better.

 

Did you know that complication & mortality rates can vary widely between hospitals?

 

And within a given hospital, quality is not constant across procedures. Hospitals that provide excellent quality for some procedures perform very poorly on other procedures. Good hospitals are not good at all procedures.

 

For each procedure, the complication & mortality rates at the worst 20% of hospitals can be up to 5 times higher than at the best 20% of hospitals.

 

Use the chart to better understand the scope of the problem. Select a procedure and state to view the variation in healthcare quality.

 

Now that you understand the healthcare quality variance problem, use myHealthAdvisor to identify high-quality providers at the procedure level.

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