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Reading Hospital & Medical Center

Sixth Avenue & Spruce Street

Reading, PA 19611-1428

www.readinghospital.org

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Appropriate Care

Appropriate Care Measures Indicates how often patients received all recommended treatments for their clinical condition.
The column highlighted in yellow is the benchmark to which the hospital is compared. Click other column headers to change the comparison.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Rate PA Top 25% PA Top 10%
Overall Appropriate Care      95% 94% 97% 98%
   Heart Attack Care      100% 98% 100% 100%
   Heart Failure Care      100% 96% 100% 100%
   Pneumonia Care      100% 97% 100% 100%
   Surgical Care      98% 96% 98% 100%
   Preventive Care      92% 92% 98% 100%
   Stroke Care      83% 88% 97% 100%
   Venous Thromboembolism Care      92% 91% 97% 99%

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Average    
Urinary Tract Infections (Catheter Associated)      Significantly lower than state infection rate
Bloodstream Infections (Central Line Associated)      Not significantly different than state infection rate

Heart Attack

Process Measures Measures how often hospitals are performing recommended tasks.
The column highlighted in yellow is the benchmark to which the Hospital is compared. Click other column headers to change the comparison.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Aspirin on Arrival      100% 99% 99% 100%
Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge      100% 99% 99% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      100% 97% 97% 100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge      100% 99% 99% 100%
PCI within 90 Minutes      100% 95% 96% 100%
Statin Prescribed at Discharge      100% 98% 98% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Mortality for Heart Attack Patients      15.2 % 14.3 % No different than U.S. National Rate
CABG Mortality      1.2 % 1.5 % No different than U.S. National Rate

System Measures Measures reflect the way in which whole "systems" of care (hospitals, doctor offices, nursing homes, etc.) work. As a result, these measures may or may not be specifically indicative of Hospital quality.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Average US Average  
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Attack Patients      16% 18% 18%  

Heart Failure

Process Measures Measures how often hospitals are performing recommended tasks.
The column highlighted in yellow is the benchmark to which the Hospital is compared. Click other column headers to change the comparison.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Discharge Instructions      100% 95% 94% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      100% 97% 97% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Mortality for Heart Failure Patients      10.5 % 11.2 % No different than U.S. National Rate

System Measures Measures reflect the way in which whole "systems" of care (hospitals, doctor offices, nursing homes, etc.) work. As a result, these measures may or may not be specifically indicative of Hospital quality.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Average US Average  
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Failure Patients      19% 23% 23%  

Pneumonia

Process Measures Measures how often hospitals are performing recommended tasks.
The column highlighted in yellow is the benchmark to which the Hospital is compared. Click other column headers to change the comparison.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pneumococcal Vaccination      100% 97% 96% 100%
Blood Culture within First 24 hours (ICU)      100% 98% 98% 100%
Blood Culture prior to First Antibiotic      99% 98% 98% 100%
Initial Antibiotic within 6 Hours      99% 97% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection      98% 96% 95% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for ICU Patients      100% 92% 89% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for Non-ICU Patients      98% 97% 97% 100%
Influenza Vaccination      100% 95% 94% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Mortality for Pneumonia Patients      8.9 % 11.5 % Better than U.S. National Rate

System Measures Measures reflect the way in which whole "systems" of care (hospitals, doctor offices, nursing homes, etc.) work. As a result, these measures may or may not be specifically indicative of Hospital quality.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Average US Average  
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Pneumonia Patients      16% 18% 18%  

Surgical Care and Infection Prevention

Process Measures Measures how often hospitals are performing recommended tasks.
The column highlighted in yellow is the benchmark to which the Hospital is compared. Click other column headers to change the comparison.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Beta Blocker during the Perioperative Period      99% 98% 98% 100%
Prophylactic Antibiotic within 1 hour of incision      [ + ] 100% 99% 99% 100%
Appropriate Antibiotic      [ + ] 99% 99% 99% 100%
Prophylactic Antibiotic Discontinued within 24 hours      [ + ] 99% 98% 98% 100%
Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled 6 A.M. Postoperative Blood Glucose      99% 97% 97% 100%
Urinary Catheter Removal within Two Days of Surgery      98% 98% 97% 100%
Surgery Patients with Perioperative Temperature Management      100% 100% 100% 100%
VTE Ordered prior to Surgery      100% 99% 98% 100%
VTE Received within 24 Hours of Surgery      99% 99% 98% 100%

Consumer Assessment

Patient Experience Measures Measures various aspects of patients’ experiences during their hospital stay.
The column highlighted in yellow is the benchmark to which the hospital is compared. Click other column headers to change the comparison.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Avg US Avg Top 10% Nationally
Doctor Communication      75% 80% 82% 89%
Nurse Communication      76% 79% 79% 85%
Responsiveness of Hospital Staff      57% 67% 68% 79%
Pain Well Controlled      68% 70% 71% 77%
Medicine Explained by Staff      57% 63% 64% 72%
Room and Bathroom Kept Clean      63% 73% 73% 84%
Room Quiet at Night      44% 54% 61% 74%
Provided Discharge Information      88% 86% 85% 90%
Hospital Rating      65% 69% 71% 82%
Hospital Recommendation      65% 70% 71% 83%

Prevention

Process Measures Measures how often hospitals are performing recommended tasks.
The column highlighted in yellow is the benchmark to which the Hospital is compared. Click other column headers to change the comparison.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pnuemococcal Immunization      95% 91% 91% 99%
Influenza Immunization      95% 91% 90% 99%

Emergency Department

System Measures Measures reflect the way in which whole "systems" of care (hospitals, doctor offices, nursing homes, etc.) work. As a result, these measures may or may not be specifically indicative of Hospital quality.

Emergency Department (ED) Measures Display how timely and effective the care in a hospital's emergency department is delivered. Measures which show ED timeliness of care are displayed as an average in minutes, and thus may not reflect daily fluctuations of ED care. For these measures, a lower score in better. Please note that all ED measures are based on a limited sample each quarter and do not reflect the median score of all ED patients.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Average US Average  
Time from Emergency Department (ED) Arrival to ED Departure for Admitted Patients      368 Minutes 276 Minutes 274 Minutes  
Time from Admit Decision to Departure Time from the Emergency Department (ED) for Admitted Patients      142 Minutes 104 Minutes 98 Minutes  
Median Time From ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients      213 Minutes 125 Minutes 134 Minutes  
Door to Diagnostic Evaluation by a Qualified Medical Professional      57 Minutes 26 Minutes 26 Minutes  
ED-Median Time to Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture      83 Minutes 58 Minutes 57 Minutes  
ED-Patient Left Without Being Seen      1% 1% 2%  

Efficiency

System Measures Measures reflect the way in which whole "systems" of care (hospitals, doctor offices, nursing homes, etc.) work. As a result, these measures may or may not be specifically indicative of Hospital quality.

Medicare Payment Measures how much money is spent on patients compared to the national average for costs incurred before, during, or after hospitalization.

  Reading Hospital & Medical Center PA Average US Average  
Medicare Spending per Beneficiary      MEDICARE SPENDING IS 3% HIGHER THAN AVERAGE

*These PA and US rates are case-weighted averages, which are calculated by dividing the total number of patients/cases that meet the received the recommended care according to the measure’s criteria by the total number of patients/cases that are eligible to be counted based on the measure’s inclusion criteria for all facilities included in the specified Hospital population.

**The Hospital quality measures reported on this website come from a variety of sources using several data collection processes and update schedules. While the PHCQA website contains the most recent publicly available information, the time periods represented by these data range from 6 to 24 months old. Caution should be used when drawing conclusions from these data as a Hospital’s performance may have changed significantly since the data was collected and reported. The PHCQA recommends you contact the Hospital directly to obtain the most recent performance data.