Efficiency

Efficiency measures look at how well resources are used to care for patients. This includes evaluating whether interventions were appropriate and the cost of providing care. As an academic medical center our measures our cost measures are slightly higher than the national average because we bring multi-disciplinary teams from our mission areas of education, patient care and research together to provide services and cutting edge treatment that is not available everywhere. We are able to provide a wide-array of healthcare services from everyday needs, to clinical trials, to the most specialized services for complex diseases, illnesses and injuries.

Efficiency: Imaging
Outpatient Imaging Efficiency Measures (July 2014 - June 2015) Medicare Patients Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
MRI Lumbar Spine for Low Back Pain 39.20% 39.50% Outpatients with low-back pain who had an MRI without trying recommended treatments first, such as physical therapy. If a number is high, it may mean the facility is doing too many unnecessary MRIs for low-back pain.
Mammography Follow-up Rates 12.70% 8.90% Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram, ultrasound, or MRI of the breast within 45 days after a screening mammogram (a follow-up rate near zero may indicate missed cancer; a rate higher than 14% may mean there is unnecessary follow up).
Abdomen CT - Use of Contrast Material 8.30% 8.40% Outpatient computer tomography scans of the abdomen that were “combination” (double) scans. If a number is high, it may mean that too many patients have a double scan when a single scan is all they need.
Thorax CT - Use of Contrast Material 0.10% 2.10% Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were “combination” (double) scans. If a number is high, it may mean that too many patients have a double scan when a single scan is all they need.
Cardiac Imaging for Preoperative Risk Assessment for Non-Cardiac Low-Risk Surgery Cardiac Imaging for Preoperative Risk Assessment for Non-Cardiac Low-Risk Surgery 5.40% 4.80% Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery. If a number is high, it may mean that too many cardiac scans were done prior to low-risk surgeries.
Simultaneous Use of Brain CT and Sinus CT 2.30% 2.90% Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time. If a number is high, it may mean that too many patients have both a brain and sinus scan, when a single scan is all they need.
Efficiency: Cost Efficiency
Cost Efficiency Measures Medicare Patients (July 2012 - June 2015) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
AMI Payment per Episode of Care $23,158 $22,760 Average amount Medicare paid per admission for a heart attack or acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
HF payment per episode $16,602 $15,959 Average amount Medicare paid per admission for heart failure. The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
PN payment per episode $15,821 $14,817 Average amount Medicare paid per admission for pneumonia. The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.

MRI Lumbar Spine for Low Back Pain

Mammography Follow-up Rates

Abdomen CT - Use of Contrast Material

Thorax CT - Use of Contrast Material

Cardiac Imaging for Preoperative Risk Assessment for Non-Cardiac Low-Risk Surgery Cardiac Imaging for Preoperative Risk Assessment for Non-Cardiac Low-Risk Surgery

Simultaneous Use of Brain CT and Sinus CT

AMI Payment per Episode of Care

HF payment per episode

PN payment per episode