Froedtert Hospital Value-Based Purchasing
The Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program measures hospital performance across clinical process measures and patient experience. The charts below show Froedtert Hospital's scores on the clinical process measures, which include meeting guidelines for heart failure, pneumonia and surgery. To see patient experience measures, visit the Froedtert Hospital patient satisfaction page.
HF-1 - All Discharge Instructions
The staff at the hospital should provide the patients with information to help them manage their heart failure symptoms when they are discharged. This is a key piece of education for a patient, and can help them to understand their condition and what they need to do to stay healthy. This measure shows how often hospital staff provided heart failure patients with the appropriate discharge instructions.
PN-3b - Blood Culture Performed in Emergency Department Prior to Initial Antibiotic
Blood cultures tell what kind of medicine will work best to treat a patient’s pneumonia. This measure shows how often hospital staff used these tests to select the best antibiotic.
PN-6 - Initial Antibiotic Selection for CAP in Immunocompetent Patients
Antibiotics are medicines that treat infection, and each one is different. Hospitals should choose the antibiotics that best treats the infection type for each pneumonia patient. This measure shows how often hospital staff prescribed the best antibiotic for the patients.
SCIP-Inf-1 - Prophylactic Antibiotic Received Within 1 Hour Prior to Surgical Incision
Getting an antibiotic within one hour before surgery reduces the risk of wound infections. This measure shows how often hospital staff make sure surgery patients get antibiotics at the right time.
SCIP-Inf-2 - Prophylactic Antibiotic Selection for Surgical Patients
Some antibiotics work better than others to prevent wound infections for certain types of surgery. This measure shows how often hospital staff make sure patients get the right kind of preventive antibiotic medication for their surgery.
SCIP-Inf-3 - Prophylactic Antibiotic Discontinued Within 24 Hours After Surgery End Time
Taking preventive antibiotics for more than 24 hours after routine surgery is usually not necessary. This measure shows how often hospital staff stopped giving antibiotics to surgery patients when they were no longer needed to prevent surgical infection.
SCIP-Inf-4 - Cardiac Surgery Patients With Controlled 6 a.m. Postoperative Serum Glucose
All heart surgery patients get their blood sugar checked after surgery. Any patient who has high blood sugar after heart surgery has a much greater chance of getting an infection. This measure shows how often the blood sugar of heart surgery patients is kept under control in the days following their surgery.
SCIP-Inf-9 - Urinary Catheter Removal on Postoperative Day 1 or Postoperative Day 2
The longer a catheter is left in following surgery, the greater the chance of urinary tract infections. This measure shows how often hospital staff removed unneeded catheters from patients by the second day following surgery.
SCIP-CARD-2 - Surgery Patients on Beta-Blocker Therapy Prior to Arrival Who Received Beta-Blocker During Perioperative Period
Many people who have heart problems or are at risk for heart problems take drugs called beta blockers to reduce the risk of future heart problems. This measure shows whether surgery patients who were already taking beta blockers before coming to the hospital were given beta blockers during the time period just before and after their surgery.
SCIP-VTE-2 - Surgery Patients Who Received Appropriate Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxes Within 24 Hours Prior to Surgery to 24 Hours After Surgery
This measure tells how often patients having certain types of surgery received treatment to prevent blood clots in the period from 24 hours before surgery to 24 hours after surgery.