Hospitals must report quality metrics for Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) measures specified by MHDO Rule Chapter 270 - Uniform Reporting System for Health Care Quality Data Sets.. The tables (below) are based on this data. They display how each Maine hospital performed on each measure during the 12 months from July 2015 through June 2016. Trend charts depict the change in statewide weighted average performance for each measure over the past five years.
The facilities are categorized by Maine Hospital Association Peer Groups to allow comparison between hospitals of similar size. Acute care Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals appear in Peer Groups A (largest) through D. Peer Group E comprises the smaller, mostly rural Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) and the New England Rehabilitation Hospital is assigned to Peer Group G. (Note: Maine's four psychiatric hospitals (Group F) were not required to report data for the HAI and NSI measures and the Togus VA Hospital is exempt from Chapter 270.)
Healthcare Associated Infection process measures for the period July 2015 to June 2016
The table below displays rates of hospital documented compliance with three sets of best practices for preventing Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs). The description of each measure are below. For all three measures, higher scores are better. All performance rates at 95% or better are highlighted in blue.
You may download the Excel version of the HAI process measures report.
The table below displays hospital infection or LabID event rates for four outcomes measures described below. For all four measures, lower rates are better.
You may download the Excel version of the HAI-1, HAI-2, MRSA and C.diff. report below.
Nursing Sensitive Indicators for the period July 2015 to June 2016
The table below displays performance rates for three patient outcomes found to be associated with nurse staffing levels and nurse staffing plans. Descriptions of each measure can be found below. All three indicators measure avoidable outcomes; therefore, lower rates are better.
You may download the Excel version of the NSI report.