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New Jersey 2010 Hospital Performance Report
The State's eighth annual report on hospital performance shows how each of the state's hospitals performed in delivering quality care to New Jersey patients. Quality measures include: recommended care for heart attack, pneumonia, heart failure, and improving surgical care; patient safety indicators that show how well hospitals are preventing specific medical errors; and healthcare-associated infection measures showing the rate and number of occurrences for specific types of infections. Information about these conditions and measures as well as helpful consumer advice is presented in the report.

Archived Reports
Past NJ reports dating back to 2004.

Recommended Care Technical Report, A SUPPLEMENT TO THE NEW JERSEY 2011 HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE REPORT
Recommended Care measures were developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission. They measure the percent of times a hospital has provided the recommended treatment, or best practices, to their inpatients with heart attacks (AMI), pneumonia, heart failure or those having surgery. This report offers more detail on the calculations than found in the Hospital Performance Report.

Archived Reports
Past NJ reports dating back to 2004.

Patient Safety Indicators, 2011 Technical Report, A SUPPLEMENT TO THE NEW JERSEY 2011 HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE REPORT [pdf 1.9 MB]
This report presents findings on patient safety indicators (PSIs) developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality using 2010 New Jersey hospital discharge data. PSIs are measures for serious medical errors. This report provides greater technical detail than the Hospital Performance Report.

Archived Reports
Past NJ reports dating back to 2008.

Healthcare Associated Infections 2011 Technical Report, A SUPPLEMENT TO THE NEW JERSEY 2011 HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE REPORT
Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) are infections acquired by patients while being treated in a healthcare setting. This annual report provides greater technical detail than what is provided in the Hospital Performance Report.

Archived Reports
Past NJ reports dating back to 2010.

Cardiac Surgery in New Jersey 2009 [pdf 735 KB]
The eleventh report on coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, comparing patient death rates for the 18 NJ hospitals and the physicians performing this procedure in 2009.

Archived Reports
Past NJ reports dating back to 1997.

Inpatient Quality Indicators, July 2007 [pdf 1.1 mb]
This report applies the Inpatient Quality Indicator software developed from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to 2005 New Jersey hospital discharge data.

Archived Reports
Reports dating back to 2006

Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs) [pdf 1.3 MB]
This report identifies and analyzes "ambulatory care sensitive conditions" or conditions for which hospitalization could be prevented with good outpatient care. It applies New Jersey data to a set of measures developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Patient Safety Reporting System 2009 Summary Report [pdf 1.8 MB]
As required by the New Jersey Patient Safety Act (P.L. 2004, c.9) enacted in 2004, health care facilities confidentially report medical errors or adverse events to the Department of Health. The data is collected from hospitals and analyzed in this annual report.

Archived Reports
Past NJ reports dating back to 2006.

Nursing Home Report Card
New Jersey's Nursing Home Report Card has been replaced by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Five Star Rating system, Nursing Home Compare. This system includes a rating structure, which allows comparison of federally certified Nursing Homes in New Jersey and across the country.

Bariatric Surgery in New Jersey 2005 [pdf 3.8mb]
In August 2004, DHSS appointed a 21 member Bariatric Work Group to study issues related to bariatric surgery. This second report is based on patients who had bariatric surgery in 2005 regardless of discharge date and examines severity, mortality, readmissions, complications, length of stay and other indicators.

Archived Reports
Report and Recommendations of the Bariatric Work Group

Breastfeeding in NJ Hospitals: A Comparative Report
This Report compares the proportion of mothers who were breastfeeding exclusively, at the time of hospital discharge. For comparison purposes, analysis takes into consideration the different demographic patient populations among the hospitals.
Cesarean Delivery
A series of reports examines trends, compares hospitals, and explores the medical consequences of cesarean delivery in New Jersey hospitals.

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