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Reading Hospital

Sixth Avenue & Spruce Street

Reading, PA 19611-1428

www.readinghealth.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 PA Rate PA Top 25% PA Top 10%
Overall Appropriate Care      98% 94% 98% 99%
   Heart Attack Care      100% 96% 100% 100%
   Heart Failure Care      100% 100% 100% 100%
   Pneumonia Care      100% 97% 100% 100%
   Surgical Care      99% 97% 98% 100%
   Preventive Care      100% 93% 99% 100%
   Stroke Care      97% 95% 100% 100%
   Venous Thromboembolism Care      96% 95% 99% 100%

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Reading Hospital PA Average    
Urinary Tract Infections (Catheter Associated)      Significantly higher 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 PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Aspirin on Arrival      100% 99% 99% 100%
Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge      100% 100% 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% 96% 96% 100%
Statin Prescribed at Discharge      100% 99% 99% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Reading Hospital PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Heart Attack Patients      13.2 % 13.7 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Attack Patients      17.6 % 17.0 % No different than U.S. National Rate
CABG Death Rate      1.2 % 1.5 %    

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 PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Discharge Instructions      N/A 83% 92% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      100% 98% 97% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Reading Hospital PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Heart Failure Patients      10.7 % 11.7 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Failure Patients      21.2 % 21.8 % No different than U.S. National Rate

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 PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pneumococcal Vaccination      100% 97% 96% 100%
Blood Culture within First 24 hours (ICU)      99% 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      99% 97% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for ICU Patients      100% 92% 89% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for Non-ICU Patients      99% 97% 97% 100%
Influenza Vaccination      100% 95% 94% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Reading Hospital PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Pneumonia Patients      13.0 % 16.2 % Better than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Pneumonia Patients      16.0 % 17.0 % No different than U.S. National Rate

Stroke

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 PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Blood Clot Prevention      98% 98% 97% 100%
Discharged on Medication to Prevent Complications      100% 100% 99% 100%
Stroke Patients with Irregular Heartbeat Prescribed Blood Thinner      100% 98% 97% 100%
Clot Buster Given within 3 Hours of Symptoms      93% 90% 86% 100%
Prescribed Medicine to Prevent Complications within 2 Days of Arrival      99% 99% 98% 100%
Discharged on Statin      99% 98% 97% 100%
Stroke Education      94% 95% 95% 100%
Assessed for Rehabilitation      100% 99% 98% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Reading Hospital PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Stroke Patients      12.4 % 14.4 % No different than U.S. National Rate

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 PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Beta Blocker during the Perioperative Period      100% 99% 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      [ + ] 100% 99% 98% 100%
Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled 6 A.M. Postoperative Blood Glucose      90% 94% 94% 100%
Urinary Catheter Removal within Two Days of Surgery      100% 99% 98% 100%
Surgery Patients with Perioperative Temperature Management      N/A 100% 100% 100%
VTE Ordered prior to Surgery      100% 99% 98% 100%
VTE Received within 24 Hours of Surgery      100% 100% 100% 100%

Blood Clots (VTE)

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 PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Blood Clot Prevention      95% 96% 94% 100%
ICU Blood Clot Prevention      99% 98% 97% 100%
Appropriate Blood Clot Treatment Using Two Blood Thinners      96% 94% 94% 100%
Heparin with Platelet Count Monitoring      100% 100% 99% 100%
Warfarin Discharge Instructions      100% 90% 92% 100%
Potentially Preventable VTE      0% 1% 2% 0%

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 PA Avg US Avg Top 10% Nationally
Doctor Communication      79% 80% 82% 89%
Nurse Communication      79% 80% 80% 87%
Responsiveness of Hospital Staff      62% 68% 68% 81%
Pain Well Controlled      71% 70% 71% 79%
Medicine Explained by Staff      61% 63% 65% 73%
Room and Bathroom Kept Clean      75% 73% 74% 85%
Room Quiet at Night      48% 56% 62% 76%
Provided Discharge Information      88% 87% 87% 91%
Care Transition      51% 51% 52% 61%
Hospital Rating      71% 70% 72% 83%
Hospital Recommendation      72% 69% 72% 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 PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pnuemococcal Immunization      93% 92% 92% 99%
Influenza Immunization      99% 96% 94% 100%
Flu Vaccine for Health Care Workers      98% 89% 86% 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 PA Average US Average  
Time from Emergency Department (ED) Arrival to ED Departure for Admitted Patients      300 Minutes 282 Minutes 280 Minutes  
Time from Admit Decision to Departure Time from the Emergency Department (ED) for Admitted Patients      118 Minutes 102 Minutes 99 Minutes  
Median Time From ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients      199 Minutes 137 Minutes 141 Minutes  
Door to Diagnostic Evaluation by a Qualified Medical Professional      43 Minutes 24 Minutes 22 Minutes  
ED-Median Time to Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture      67 Minutes 57 Minutes 52 Minutes  
ED-Patient Left Without Being Seen      2% 1% 2%  

*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.