Process

Process measures look at the efficacy and timeliness of care. This includes how well hospitals provide patients with the best standard of care for common conditions or surgical procedures, how quickly hospitals treat patients with medical emergencies and how well hospitals provide preventive services. Wexner Medical Center scored above the national average in 13 of 18 measures including surgical, stroke and leg/lung blood clot care. We are working to improve our scores the other areas which are all related to reducing wait times for patients in the emergency department.

Process: Effectiveness of Care
Stroke (April 2015 - March 2016) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis 97% 97% Patient receives medication in the hospital that helps prevent blood clots.
Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy 99% 99% Ischemic stroke patients who received a prescription for medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots at discharge.
Anticoagulation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter 98% 97% Ischemic stroke patients with a type of irregular heartbeat who were given a prescription for a blood thinner at discharge.
Thrombolitic Therapy 82% 87% Patients whose strokes were caused by a blockage in the blood supply to the brain (ischemia) who got medicine to break up a blood clot within 3 hours after symptoms started.
Antithrombotic Therapy by End of Hospital Day 2 96% 98% Ischemic stroke patients who received medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots within 2 days of hospital admission.
Discharged on Statin Medication 98% 97% Patient is sent home taking medications that help reduce bad cholesterol levels. Lower bad cholesterol levels can reduce the risk of future stroke.
Stroke Education 90% 94% Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients or caregivers who received written educational materials about stroke care and prevention during the hospital stay.
Assessed for Rehabilitation 99% 98% Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who were evaluated for rehabilitation services such as occupational and physical therapy.
Venous Thromboembolism (April 2015 - March 2016) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
Venous Thromboembolism Warfarin Therapy Discharge Instructions 97% 93% Patients with blood clots who were discharged on a blood thinner medicine and received written instructions about that medicine.
Hospital Acquired Potentially-Preventable Venous Thromboembolism 1% 2% Patients who developed a blood clot while in the hospital who did not get treatment that could have prevented it.
Perinatal Care (April 2015 -March 2016) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
Elective Delivery Prior to 39 Completed Weeks Gestation 0% 2% Percent of mothers whose deliveries were scheduled too early (1-2 weeks early), when a scheduled delivery was not medically necessary.
Cesarean Section - Overall Rate 30% no data
Antenatal Steroids 98% no data
Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding 45% 53%
Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding Considering Mothers Choice 56% no data
Health Care-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Newborns 0% no data
Immunization (April 2015 - March 2016) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
Influenza Immunization 93% 94% The immunization measure looks at how often patients who visit the hospital are offered a flu shot. We perform at a rate slightly higher than the national average.
Health Care Provider Immunization (October 2015 - March 2016) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel 93% 86% When our staff is immunized against illnesses like the flu, our patients are better protected, too. Our staff has a higher rate of being vaccinated than the national average.
Emergency Department Throughput (April 2015 - March 2016) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
Median Time (in Minutes) from ED Arrival to ED Departure for Admitted ED Patients 437 338 Inpatient Emergency Department (ED) Throughput measures look at the time it takes patients to receive care and be admitted to the hospital. Wexner Medical Center has one of the busiest EDs in the state of Ohio.  The most current data, which reflects wait times from the end of 2014 and the middle of 2015, indicates that we are performing below national standards for admitting patients from the ED. However, during that timeframe, we had just opened our expanded ED and the new James Cancer ED, so the data likely don’t reflect our performance today. We are continually working to improve our processes and reduce wait times.
Median Time (in Minutes) from Admit Decision Time to ED Departure Time for Admitted Patients 182 134 Inpatient Emergency Department (ED) Throughput measures look at the time it takes patients to receive care and be admitted to the hospital. OSU Wexner Medical Center has one of the busiest EDs in the state of Ohio.  The most current data, which reflects wait times from the end of 2014 and the middle of 2015, indicates that we are performing below national standards for admitting patients from the ED. However, during that timeframe, we had just opened our expanded ED and the new James Cancer ED, so the data likely don’t reflect our performance today. We are continually working to improve our processes and reduce wait times.
Outpatient Emergency Department Throughput (April 2015 - March 2016) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
Median Time (in Minutes) from ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients 219 172 Inpatient Emergency Department (ED) Throughput measures look at the time it takes patients to receive care and be admitted to the hospital. Wexner Medical Center has one of the busiest EDs in the state of Ohio.  The most current data, which reflects wait times from the end of 2014 and the middle of 2015, indicates that we are performing below national standards for admitting patients from the ED. However, during that timeframe, we had just opened our expanded ED and the new James Cancer ED, so the data likely don’t reflect our performance today. We are continually working to improve our processes and reduce wait times.
Median Time from ED Arrival to Provider Contact for ED patients 35 30 Inpatient Emergency Department (ED) Throughput measures look at the time it takes patients to receive care and be admitted to the hospital. OSU Wexner Medical Center has one of the busiest EDs in the state of Ohio.  The most current data, which reflects wait times from the end of 2014 and themiddle of 2015, indicates that we are performing below national standards for admitting patients from the ED. However, during that timeframe, we had just opened our expanded ED and the new James Cancer ED, so the data likely don’t reflect our performance today. We are continually working to improve our processes and reduce wait times.
Left Without Being Seen 5% 2% Inpatient Emergency Department (ED) Throughput measures look at the time it takes patients to receive care and be admitted to the hospital. OSU Wexner Medical Center has one of the busiest EDs in the state of Ohio.  The most current data, which reflects wait times from the end of 2014 and themiddle of 2015, indicates that we are performing below national standards for admitting patients from the ED. However, during that timeframe, we had just opened our expanded ED and the new James Cancer ED, so the data likely don’t reflect our performance today. We are continually working to improve our processes and reduce wait times.
Outpatient Pain Management (April 2015 - March 2016) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
Median Time to Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture 77 52
Outpatient Endoscopy/Polyp Surveillance (January 2015 - December 2015) Wexner Medical Center Performance National Average Comparison Charts Additional Information
Appropriate Follow-up Interval for Normal Colonoscopy in Average Risk Patient 94% 80%
Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Adenomatous Polyps - Avoidance of Inappropriate Use 99% 87%

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis

Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy

Anticoagulation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter

Thrombolitic Therapy

Antithrombotic Therapy by End of Hospital Day 2

Discharged on Statin Medication

Stroke Education

Assessed for Rehabilitation

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis

Intensive Care Unit Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis

Venous Thromboembolism Patients with Anticoagulation Overlap Therapy

Venous Thromboembolism Patients Receiving Unfractionated Heparin with Dosages/Platelet Count Monitoring by Protocol or Nomogram

Venous Thromboembolism Warfarin Therapy Discharge Instructions

Hospital Acquired Potentially-Preventable Venous Thromboembolism

Elective Delivery Prior to 39 Completed Weeks Gestation

Cesarean Section - Overall Rate

Antenatal Steroids

Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding

Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding Considering Mothers Choice

Health Care-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Newborns

Influenza Immunization

Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel

Median Time (in Minutes) from ED Arrival to ED Departure for Admitted ED Patients

Median Time (in Minutes) from Admit Decision Time to ED Departure Time for Admitted Patients

Median Time (in Minutes) from ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients

Median Time from ED Arrival to Provider Contact for ED patients

Left Without Being Seen

Median Time to Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture

Appropriate Follow-up Interval for Normal Colonoscopy in Average Risk Patient

Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Adenomatous Polyps - Avoidance of Inappropriate Use