U.S. News & World Report continues to revise the methodology used to create the annual Best Hospitals rankings. Among 2019’s changes are the inclusion of patient experience data and patient-centered outcomes data, risk adjustment changes and removal of the AHRQ PSI measures.
U.S. News & World Reports released their 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings. As it does every year, U.S. News made changes to the methodology used in evaluating hospitals, including a transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes and excluding transferred inpatients from the risk-adjusted mortality rate. Learn more about the methodology changes recently incorporated, and how they can impact
Penn State Hershey Medical Center was seeking to improve its U.S. News & World Report Hospital Rankings in both the adult and children’s specialties to elevate its reputation in the region. DeTora Consulting revealed the best short-term and long-term opportunities for improvement. The results? Year-over-year improvement in two key adult category scores and a newly
Every summer, when U.S. News & World Report releases its latest Best Hospitals rankings, it publishes the corresponding methodology, which usually reflects specific changes to one component or another. The upcoming 2014-2015 rankings are set to release this June or July, and U.S. News & World Report has already announced some important methodology changes. These
In this article published by Healthcare Marketing Report, Gabrielle DeTora of DeTora Consulting explores one of the main ranking sources in the country–U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals.” We will demystify the general methodology, discuss the meaning of these rankings to consumers, as well as the benefit of rankings improvement and marketing initiatives for hospitals.
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