This task is expected to provide some interactions between you and your fellow students. For this task, you will compare three hospitals using the Medical hospital compare website. You will focus on two of the measures, and answer the question(s) for each measure. You are also required to comment on the response of two students in the class
Go to the Medicare hospital compare website https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Type Wake Forest, NC in the location box of the Find a hospital search window, then click search. This should show hospitals within 50 miles radius of Wake Forest, NC.
Select these three hospitals below, and then click compare:
1. DUKE HEALTH RALEIGH HOSPITAL
3400 WAKE FOREST RD
RALEIGH, NC 27609
2. WAKEMED, CARY HOSPITAL
1900 KILDARE FARM ROAD
3. PERSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
615 RIDGE RD
Data for the three hospitals will be displayed under each measure. You will focus on the Survey of patients\’ experiences and Timely & effective care measures for this assignment.
1. Click on the Survey of patients experiences tab to see the rating for each hospital and the ranking for each survey question. Review the questions and the ranking and provide you response to this question:
a. PERSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL had a low score on this measure. Describe some steps/plans you will take/make to improve this quality measure for the hospital.
2. Click on the Timely & effective care tab, then find the Emergency department measure under this category. Click on it to view the details for this measure for each hospital. Review the details and questions and the ranking and provide you response to this questions:
a. As a consumer of healthcare services that uses the ED, Is the information presented for the ED measure helpful and sufficient to help you decide on which hospital\’s ED to use?
b. Assuming the distance to the hospital is not a factor, what other factors not presented in the ED measure you would like to have or use to make a better informed decision (consider the other categories of measure, and measures in a category on the compare website that may be relevant).
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