Outcomes

Outcome measures from CMS look at how well patients fare once they’ve been admitted to the hospital. This includes rates of infections, complications, readmissions and deaths related to the care of common conditions such as stroke, heart attack, hip and knee surgery and pneumonia. At Wexner Medical Center, our outcome measures are consistently better than or the same as the national averages.

Outcome: Mortality
Mortality Measures (July 2014 - June 2015) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
Heart Attack or Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) 30-day mortality 16.10% 14.10% The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
Heart Failure 30-day mortality 10.10% 12.10% The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
Pneumonia 30-day mortality 12.70% 16.30% Better than the national rate.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 30-day mortality 5.80% 8.00% Better than the national rate.
Stroke 30-day mortality 14.40% 14.90% The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery 30-day mortality 2.20% 3.20% The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Artery Stenting procedural mortality 0.00% -NA- No national rate for comparison
Outcome: Readmission
Readmission Measures (July 2014 - June 2015) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
AMI 30-day risk standardized readmission 17.50% 16.80% The risk of being readmitted after being treated for a heart attack or Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) and discharged. The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
HF 30-day risk standardized readmission 20.90% 21.90% The risk of being readmitted after being treated for heart failure (HF) and discharged. The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
Pneumonia 30-day risk standardized readmission 16.30% 17.10% The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
Hip-Knee 30-day risk standardized readmission 4.60% 4.60% The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
COPD 30-day risk standardized readmission 20.70% 20.00% The risk of being readmitted after being treated for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and discharged. The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
Stroke 30-day risk standardized readmission 11.80% 12.50% The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
CABG 30-day risk standardized readmission 14.50% 14.40% The risk of being readmitted after having Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery and being discharged. The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
Hospital- Wide 30-day risk standardized readmission (July 2014 - June 2015) 15.50% 15.60% The overall risk of being readmitted after receiving internal medicine, surgery/gynecology, cardiorespiratory, cardiovascular, or neurology services. The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
Outcome: Safety
Patient Safety Indicators (July 2013 - June 2015) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
Complication/Patient Safety for Selected Indicators (composite) 0.96 0.9 This is a summary or composite number of all serious yet potentially avoidable complications that occurred during surgical or medical inpatient care. The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
(PSI-4) Death among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications 118.12 136.48 The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
(PSI-3) Pressure Ulcer Rate 0.06 0.48 The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
(PSI-6) Iatlrogenic pneumothorax, adult 0.64 0.41 This indicates collapsed lung due to medical treatment. Worse than the national average.
(PSI-7) Central Venous Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection Rate 0.41 0.17 Worse than the national average.
(PSI-8) Postoperative Hip Fracture Rate 0.06 0.06 The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
(PSI-12) Post-Operative Pulmonary Embolism (PE) or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) 7.03 5.31 This indicates serious blood clots after surgery in the lungs or legs. Worse than the national average.
(PSI-13) Postoperative Sepsis Rate 16.36 10.21 Worse than the national average.
(PSI-14) Postoperative wound dehiscence 2.94 2.32 This indicates a wound that opens after surgery. The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
(PSI-15) Accidental puncture or laceration 0.75 1.43 This indicates accidental wounds from medical treatment. Better than the national average.
Surgical Complications Measures (April 2012 - March 2015) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients 2.9% 3.0% The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
Healthcare Associated Infections (July 2015 - June 2016) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (ICU + select wards) 1.388 0.98 A central line is a long, thin, flexible tube inserted into the arm or chest that is used to give medicines, fluids, or nutrients. A blood stream infection, or blood poisoning, occurs when bacteria has gotten into a person’s blood. Worse than national benchmark.
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (ICU + select wards) 0.659 0.965 A catheter is a tiny tube used to drain urine from the bladder. A urinary tract infection or UTI can occur when bacteria gets into the bladder. No different than national average.
Surgical Site Infection - Colon 0.825 0.971 The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
Surgical Site Infection - Abdominal hysterectomy 1.562 0.944 The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureusaphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 0.816 1.308 MRSA is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It is difficult to treat because it is resistant to many different types of antibiotics. The difference between our rate and the national average is not statistically significant.
Clostridium difficile Infections 0.684 0.965 Clostridium difficile or C. Diff is a serious gastrointestinal infection that can occur after long term treatment with antibiotics or hospitalization. Better than the national average.

Heart Attack or Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) 30-day mortality

Heart Failure 30-day mortality

Pneumonia 30-day mortality

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 30-day mortality

Stroke 30-day mortality

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery 30-day mortality

Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Artery Stenting procedural mortality

AMI 30-day risk standardized readmission

HF 30-day risk standardized readmission

Pneumonia 30-day risk standardized readmission

Hip-Knee 30-day risk standardized readmission

COPD 30-day risk standardized readmission

Stroke 30-day risk standardized readmission

CABG 30-day risk standardized readmission

Hospital- Wide 30-day risk standardized readmission (July 2014 - June 2015)

Complication/Patient Safety for Selected Indicators (composite)

(PSI-4) Death among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications

(PSI-3) Pressure Ulcer Rate

(PSI-6) Iatlrogenic pneumothorax, adult

(PSI-7) Central Venous Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection Rate

(PSI-8) Postoperative Hip Fracture Rate

(PSI-12) Post-Operative Pulmonary Embolism (PE) or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

(PSI-13) Postoperative Sepsis Rate

(PSI-14) Postoperative wound dehiscence

(PSI-15) Accidental puncture or laceration

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients

Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (ICU + select wards)

Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (ICU only)

Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (ICU + select wards)

Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (ICU only)

Surgical Site Infection - Colon

Surgical Site Infection - Abdominal hysterectomy

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureusaphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Clostridium difficile Infections