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Quality Metrics

Tampa General Hospital is committed to providing high-quality care and sharing data about how well we follow guidelines for care. Here you will find information from reports on key quality measures that affect the patient care experience and health outcomes including patient safety indicators, surgical site infections, hospital-acquired infections, and patient satisfaction. These measures are updated as new data is collected and becomes available.

Patient Safety Indicators

The Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) are a set of measures that screen for adverse events patients experience as a result of exposure to the health care system. These events are likely amenable to prevention by changes at the system or provider level.

Pressure Ulcers

Injury to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. (Bedsores)
1 patient
out of
6,306
patients
Outcome is better than 2017 result
from: 01/01/2018 to 03/31/2018
Based on 6,306 at-risk patients.

Peri-Operative
Hemorrhage

Bleeding after a surgical procedure.
1 patient
out of
223
patients
Outcome is better than 2017 result
from: 01/01/2018 to 03/31/2018
Based on 2,680 at-risk patients.

Peri-Operative
PE/DVT

Pulmonary embolism: A condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot.
Deep vein thrombosis: A blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the legs.
1 patient
out of
199
patients
Outcome is better than 2017 result
from: 01/01/2018 to 03/31/2018
Based on 2,989 at-risk patients.

Post-Operative
Sepsis

The presence in tissues of harmful bacteria and their toxins, typically through infection of a wound
1 patient
out of
129
patients
Outcome is worse than 2017 result
from: 01/01/2018 to 03/31/2018
Based on 1,419 at-risk patients.
 Worse than 2017  No Change  Better than 2017

Surgical Site Infections:

Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) are infections that occur after surgery in the part of the body where the surgery took place. Surgical site infections can sometimes be superficial infections involving the skin only.

Abdominal
Hysterectomy

An infection that occurs after surgery in the part of the body where the surgery took place.
.9%
Outcome is better than 2017 result
from: 01/01/2018 to 03/31/2018
TGH performed 107 Abdominal Hysterectomies from Jan-Mar of 2018.

Colon Surgery

An infection that occurs after surgery in the part of the body where the surgery took place.
7.9%
Outcome is worse than 2017 result
from: 01/01/2018 to 03/31/2018
TGH performed 89 Colon procedures from Jan-Mar of 2018.
 Worse than 2017  No Change  Better than 2017

Hospital-Acquired Infections

Hospital-acquired infections are caused by bacteria presumed to be acquired in the hospital. Patients can be infected through catheters required for care, such as intravenous lines and bladder catheters. The most common types of hospital-acquired infections are Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), pneumonia, including Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP), Catheter-Based Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), and Surgical Site Infections (SSI).

MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It's tougher to treat than most strains of infections because it's resistant to some commonly used antibiotics
1 occurence
out of
4,293
patient days
Outcome is worse than 2017 result
from: 01/01/2018 to 03/31/2018
Total patients days at TGH from Jan-Mar 2018 was 77,281.

C. Diff

Clostridium Difficile results from disruption of normal healthy bacteria in the colon, often from antibiotics.
1 occurence
out of
4,293
patient days
Outcome is worse than 2017 result
from: 01/01/2018 to 03/31/2018
Total patients days at TGH from Jan-Mar 2018 was 77,281.

CAUTI

Catheter associated urinary tract infections.
1 occurrance
out of
1,534
device days
Outcome is better than 2017 result
from: 01/01/2018 to 03/31/2018
Total device days at TGH from Jan-Mar was 7,672.

CLABSI

Central line associated blood stream infections.
1 occurance
out of
1,409
device days
Outcome is better than 2017 result
from: 01/01/2018 to 03/31/2018
Total device days at TGH from Jan-Mar 2018 was 15,494.
 Worse than 2017  No Change  Better than 2017

Patient Satisfaction

The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is a national survey that asks patients about their experience during a recent hospital stay. Tampa General Hospital performs better in overall patient satisfaction and likelihood to recommend than most hospitals in the southeast region of the U.S.

% of patients that would definitely recommend TGH

83.3%
from: 01/01/2018 to 03/31/2018


Bar chart showing for the first quarter of 2018 the percentage of patients that would definitely recommend TGH is 83.3 percent
Accessible Chart Description
This chart shows the TGH, Regional, and National values for the metric 'Percent of patients that would definitely recommend the hospital they used'

Patient 'definitely recommend' responses
TGH 83.3%
Regional 71.8%
National 72.2%

% of patients that rate TGH a 9 or 10 on a 0-10 scale

81.5%
from: 01/01/2018 to 03/31/2018


Bar chart showing for the first quarter of 2018 the percentage of patients that rate TGH a 9 or 10 on a 0-10 scale is 81.5 percent
Accessible Chart Description
This chart shows the TGH, Regional, and National values for the metric 'Percentage of patients that rate the hospital they used a 9 or 10 on a 0-10 scale'

Patient 'rate 9 or 10 on 0-10 scale' responses
TGH 81.5%
Regional 70.8%
National 72.0%