UW Hospitals and Clinics Named One of the Nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Madison, Wisconsin - UW Hospitals and Clinics was this week named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.


Truven’s study, now in its 17th year, singled out 50 hospitals that achieved superior clinical outcomes in several key performance areas: risk-adjusted mortality, risk-adjusted complications, core measures (a group of measures that assess process of care), percentage of coronary bypass patients with internal mammary artery use, 30-day mortality rates, 30-day readmission rates, severity-adjusted average length of stay, and wage- and severity-adjusted average cost.


The study has been conducted annually since 1999. This is the seventh time University Hospital has been recognized with this honor.


For the study, Truven Health researchers analyzed 2013 and 2014 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, 2014 Medicare cost reports, and 2015 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data.


The winning hospitals were announced in the Nov. 9, 2015 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. The study and subsequent analysis of the positive variances the winning hospitals showed indicate an opportunity for a broader national impact for cardiovascular patients. In fact, if all cardiovascular providers in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:

  • Nearly 8,000 additional lives could be saved
  • Nearly 3,500 more heart patients could be complication-free
  • More than $1.3 billion could be saved

More information on this study is available at 100tophospitals.com.


Date Published: 11/19/2015

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