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Detroit Hospital Ratings
Hospital quality varies widely in the city of Detroit. We looked at hospitals within 10 miles of a central zip code, 48201, and looked at the metrics set out by the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Best Detroit Hospitals
Four Detroit hospitals picked up a top rating.
Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center - Dearborn - this was the only hospital within 10-miles of the central zip code to get top ratings in all four categories. The Oakwood hospital system has developed a reputation for efficiency, and the consistency in ratings at this hospital suggests that they are working on all levels to provide good care.
Providence Hospital - Southfield - Did well on all metrics, falling into the borderline excellent zone for pneumonia care.
St. John Hospital and Medical Center - Detroit - Did well on all metrics, falling into the borderline excellent zone for pneumonia care. In particular, the only gave influenza and pneumococcal vaccines to fewer than 75% of patients. Metrics of immediate pneumonia care were strong.
Sinai-Grace Hospital - Detroit - Again this Detroit hospital fell into the same pattern, doing well on all metrics, with borderline excellent marks for pneumonia care.
Worst Detroit Hospitals
None of the hospitals in this area picked up the worst rating available, and none perfomed badly enough to put into the "worst hospital" category.
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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