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Dallas Hospital Ratings
Hospital quality varies widely in Dallas. We looked at hospitals within 25 miles of a central zip code, 75201, and looked at the metrics set out by the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
One important factor in Dallas not found in most other cities, is that a large fraction of the hospitals had insufficient data to produce ratings (those hospitals appear gray on the map). This could be because they didn't provide enough information to the federal government on their procedures, or because they are specialty hospitals that don't treat all the types of patients covered by the metrics.
Best Dallas Hospitals
Eight Dallas hospitals picked up a top rating by achieving excellent ratings in all four metrics. Of note, five of these hospitals are part of the Baylor Medical Center network - an impressive achievement for a single network.
Baylor University Medical Center - the flagship hospital for the Baylor network in Dallas, it performed consistently well in all four metrics.
Methodist Medical Center - Methodist was consistent, averaging above 90% on all metrics.
Presbetyrian Hospital of Dallas - Like Methodist, Presbetyrian Hospital was consistently excellent on all metrics.
Charlton Methodist Hospital - The only hospital in the southern part of this region to score well on all metrics.
Worst Dallas Hospitals
Three hospitals did not measure well on these four metrics.
The Medical Center of Mesquite - Was the single worst rated hospital in this area.
The Medical Center at Lancaster - was rated well for heart attack care, but rated especially poorly for pneumonia care.
Presbyterian Hospital of Allen - was inconsistent, rating well for pneumonia care, but not so for surgical infection prevention.
How to use the Hospital Rankings tool: Hospitals around your zip code are shown on the map. The color of a hospital's marker shows how it performed on benchmarks set out by the US Department of Health and Human Services in four categories: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care Improvement/Surgical Infection Prevention.
Hospital ratings are based on an algorithm that combines information from a variety of hospital quality measures collected by the US federal government. These hospital rankings use information gathered about frequent types of primary care admissions, rather than tertiary or specialty care admissions. Because the hospital ratings represent data collected on common diagnoses for hospital admissions, they may not reflect the actual quality of a hospital for many reasons. For example, some hospitals may treat a high proportion of nursing home patients, and some of the data points might therefore not be relevant (for example, if a large fraction of patients enter the hospital on a ventilator they are unlikely to be given "stop smoking" counselling at discharge). Other reasons for a mismatch might include patient demographics, tertiary care expertise and type of hospital.
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