Data

The Problem with the Problem List

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The greatest challenge to medical problem lists is us. What is the problem list? A problem list is a comprehensive list of an individual patient’s problems and other factors the affect the patient’s health.  Good care depends on the provider’s…

Hospital HCAHPS Patient Satisfaction Survey Data

What is HCAHPS Patient Satisfaction Survey? HCAHPS stands for Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (I know, right?), -so everybody just says “H-CAPS”.  Since 2005 nearly all of the hospitals in the US collect patient satisfaction information based…

List of Different Types of Health Data

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Both newcomers and experienced folks alike are challenged by the complex standard vocabularies, coding systems, semi-structured, and unstructured data in healthcare. If you don’t know what I mean yet, just take a few minutes and look at the National Library…

Tutorial: Getting Ready to Use Medicare Hospital Compare Data

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Introduction to Hospital Compare Hospital Compare data is a packaged collection of process and quality outcome measure from a variety of sources.  It includes: Hospital characteristics and inspection information Structural (e.g., registry measures) Timely and effective care: heart attack, heart…

Medicare top 100 DRG Payment Data for 2012

This dataset contains: Provider Id- The Medicare Number DRG Definition Description- Diagnosis Related Group Provider Name -Name of Hospital Provider Street Address-Hospital Address Provider City Provider State Provider Zip Code Hospital Referral Region (HRR) Total Discharges- number of discharges for…

Getting Hospital Compare Data for Analysis

Intro Hospital Compare data is not only a great resource for many types of analysis, it is also a good place to start learning about health data and/or data analysis tools. The data powers the CMS Hospital Compare website and…