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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
6,569
patients
 
from: 01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
Based on 6,569 at-risk patients.

Peri-Operative
Hemorrhage

Bleeding after a surgical procedure.
1 patient
out of
758
patients
Outcome is better than 2019 result
from: 01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
Based on 3,033 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
198
patients
 
from: 01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
Based on 3,365 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
528
patients
Outcome is better than 2019 result
from: 01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
Based on 1,583 at-risk patients.
 Worse than 2018  No Change  Better than 2018

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.
1.3%
Outcome is worse than 2018 result
from: 01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
TGH performed 149 Abdominal Hysterectomies from Jan-Mar of 2019.

Colon Surgery

An infection that occurs after surgery in the part of the body where the surgery took place.
2.5%
Outcome is better than 2018 result
from: 01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
TGH performed 122 Colon procedures from Jan-Mar of 2019.
 Worse than 2018  No Change  Better than 2018

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
5,935
patient days
Outcome is better than 2018 result
from: 01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
Total patients days at TGH from Jan-Mar 2019 was 77,158.

C. Diff

Clostridium Difficile results from disruption of normal healthy bacteria in the colon, often from antibiotics.
1 occurence
out of
38,579
patient days
Outcome is better than 2018 result
from: 01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
Total patients days at TGH from Jan-Mar 2019 was 77,158.

CAUTI

Catheter associated urinary tract infections.
1 occurrance
out of
3,793
device days
Outcome is better than 2018 result
from: 01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
Total device days at TGH from Jan-Mar 2019 was 7,586.

CLABSI

Central line associated blood stream infections.
1 occurance
out of
1,098
device days
Outcome is worse than 2018 result
from: 01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
Total device days at TGH from Jan-Mar 2019 was 15,373.
 Worse than 2018  No Change  Better than 2018

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: 01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019

Bar chart showing for the first quarter of 2018 the percentage of patients that would definitely recommend TGH is 85 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 85%
Regional 73%
National 71%

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

81.1%
from: 01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019

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 81.1 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 81.1%
Regional 70.8%
National 72.0%