Quality & Safety

Publicly Reported Quality Measures

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID-Milton) is committed to providing understandable, usable and timely information on our quality and safety record. This information will help patients and families feel confident in the care they receive at BID-Milton. On this page, you will find hospital-wide publicly reported quality performance measures for Nursing Care, Mortality and Readmissions and clinical measures for Stroke Care.

Nursing Care

Nursing care at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and safety to our patients. We participate in PatientCareLink as part of this commitment. Through PatientCareLink, Massachusetts hospitals are working to reduce medical errors and promote a safe and supportive work environment, publicly report staffing plans that meet patients' needs, alleviate shortages of nurses and other caregivers, and work collaboratively with others to ensure access to safe, high-quality care for all.

Nurse - Patient Staffing Ratio in BID-Milton's Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

ICU Nurse Staffing for the Period January-March 2016

Adult ICU

Average Daily Nurse-to-Patient Ratio

Q2 FY16

ICU 1:1.8

ICU Nurse Staffing for the Period April-June 2016

Adult ICU

Average Daily Nurse-to-Patient Ratio

Q3 FY16

ICU 1:1.61

ICU Nurse Staffing for the Period July - September 2016

Adult ICU

Average Daily Nurse-to-Patient Ratio

Q4 FY16

ICU 1:1.61

Mortality & Readmissions

It is important for hospitals to monitor the number of patients who died or were readmitted within 30 days of being admitted to the hospital.

Heart Attack

Post Discharge Outcomes

BID-Milton Performance¹

April-June 2016

Goal²

30-Day Mortality Rate

A lower rate is better

15.6%

<14.1%

30-Day Readmission Rate

A lower rate is better

16.8%

<16.8%

Heart Failure

Post Discharge Outcomes

BID-Milton Performance¹

April-June 2016

Goal²

30-Day Mortality Rate

A lower rate is better

9.7%

<12.1%

30-Day Readmission Rate

A lower rate is better

21.6

<21.9%

Pneumonia

Post Discharge Outcomes

BID-Milton Performance¹

April-June 2016

Goal²

30-Day Mortality Rate

A lower rate is better

8.2%

<16.3%

30-Day Readmission Rate

A lower rate is better

17.8%

<17.1%

30-day Mortality Rate

What are we measuring?

For heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia patients admitted to BID-Milton we are measuring the percentage of patients who died within 30 days of being admitted. Patients may have died while in the hospital or after they were discharged from BID-Milton. The cause of patient death may have been related to the original admission diagnosis or any other condition.

30-Day Readmission Rate

What are we measuring?

For heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia patients admitted to BID-Milton we are measuring the percentage of patients who are re-admitted to a hospital within 30 days of being admitted. The re-admission may have been planned as part of follow-up care, or unplanned at the time of hospital discharge. Unplanned readmissions may be due to a condition related to the original admission diagnosis or due to any other condition. Re-admission to the hospital may or may not have been avoidable by measures taken before the patient was discharged from the hospital.

Stroke Care

BID-Milton actively participates in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's "Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke" program — a national collaborative aimed at ensuring best practices and strong outcomes for all Stroke patients.  
  
The information below tells you how closely BID-Milton meets recommended guidelines for stroke care.

Inpatient Care for Stroke

BID-Milton Performance¹

Jan-Mar 2016

Goal²

Stroke patients that received blood clot

prevention interventions

A higher score is better

100%

98%

Stroke patients that were discharged on blood clot

prevention medication

A higher score is better

100%

100%

Stroke patients with irregular heart pattern that were

given blood clot prevention medication

A higher score is better

100%

97%

Stroke patients that were discharged on cholesterol

lowering medications

A higher score is better

86% 98%

Stroke patients who received education about their

diagnosis by time of discharge

A higher score is better

11% 98%

Stroke patients who were evaluated by Rehab Therapy

prior to discharge

A higher score is better

80% 98%

1Source of this data is from hospital administrative databases, and reflects data reported to regulatory agencies. The source of the comparison for these measures is Hospital Compare, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The data reported for this set of measures are drawn from a representative sample of patients.
²Hospital goals set to be better than national/state averages.