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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
2,179
patients
from: 01/01/2017 to 09/30/2017

Based on 15,267 at-risk patients.

Peri-Operative Hemorrhage

 
Bleeding after a surgical procedure.
1 patient
out of
898
patients
from: 01/01/2017 to 09/30/2017

Based on 8,077 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
163
patients
from: 01/01/2017 to 09/30/2017

Based on 8,965 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
183
patients
from: 01/01/2017 to 09/30/2017

Based on 4,183 at-risk patients.
 Worse than 2016  No Change  Better than 2016

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.
2.0%
from: 01/01/2017 to 09/30/2017

TGH performed 306 Abdominal Hysterectomies through September of 2017.

Colon Surgery

 
An infection that occurs after surgery in the part of the body where the surgery took place.
4.4%
from: 01/01/2017 to 09/30/2017

TGH performed 297 Colon procedures through September of 2017.
 Worse than 2016  No Change  Better than 2016

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
5,339
patient days
from: 01/01/2017 to 09/30/2017

Total patients days at TGH through September, 2017 was 234,920.

C. Diff

 
Clostridium Difficile results from disruption of normal healthy bacteria in the colon, often from antibiotics.
1 occurence
out of
2,422
patient days
from: 01/01/2017 to 09/30/2017

Total patients days at TGH through September, 2017 was 234,920.

CAUTI

 
Catheter associated urinary tract infections.
1 occurrance
out of
664
device days
from: 01/01/2017 to 09/30/2017

Total device days at TGH through September, 2017 was 27,221.

CLABSI

 
Central line associated blood stream infections.
1 occurance
out of
1,162
device days
from: 01/01/2017 to 09/30/2017

Total device days at TGH through September, 2017 was 49,964.
 Worse than 2016  No Change  Better than 2016

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

80.7%

from: 04/01/2017 to 06/30/2017

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

76.3%

from: 04/01/2017 to 06/30/2017