The Joint Commission’s Quality Report

TJC does issue quality reports.  The one for Alameda Hospital can be found here.  Before anyone tries to tell me that the Hospital does a better than average job on 30 day mortality for heart attacks, realize that Alameda Hospital does not treat STEMI’s and the calculated risk adjusted mortality rate does not distinguish between STEMI and NSTEMI.  NSTEMI’s have a lower 30 day mortality so by eliminating all of the more serious cases (because Alameda Hospital does not have the resources to treat them), the Hospital gains an inherent advantage in this metric.

Click through to the patient satisfaction report as well.

About egorelick

Gadfly. Former City of Alameda Healthcare District Board member.
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