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Identify a hospital where you work, have completed clinical rotations, or support your local community. Go to a website (options are listed below, but the list is certainly not all-inclusive) and compare the outcomes measures of that hospital with two other hospitals (can be local, regional, or national). Choose these Hospitals: Sentara Norfolk General, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and Sentara Obici

https://www.cms.gov/medicare/quality-initiatives-patient-assessment-instruments/hospitalqualityinits/hospitalcompare.html

https://psnet.ahrq.gov/resources/resource/5940/publicly-available-hospital-comparison-web-sites-determination-of-useful-valid-and-appropriate-information-for-comparing-surgical-quality

http://www.leapfroggroup.org/compare-hospitals

Build a chart or table that compares the data at the three facilities on each of the following four measures: 

  1. Surgical      care improvement / surgical infection prevention (pick a sub-section that      interests you)
  2. HCAHPS      (patient satisfaction)
  3. Pneumonia
  4. ED      wait times

Summarize the findings of the charts in a narrative. Why is benchmarking done? What did you learn? Develop a plan for improvement in one area where a hospital is below the state and / or national average. The submission should include a 3–4-page narrative and the charts in an appendix.

This assignment should be submitted using APA 7th format including a title and reference page.

 Benchmarking Project Rubric

 

Exemplary

Accomplished

Developing

Beginning

Comparison of local hospital with 2 others.

Points Range:26 (26.00%) – 30 (30.00%)

All 4 benchmark categories addressed and explained for each hospital.

Points Range:21 (21.00%) – 25 (25.00%)

3 of 4 benchmark categories addressed and explained for each hospital.

Points Range:16 (16.00%) – 20 (20.00%)

2 of 4 benchmark categories addressed and explained for each hospital.

Points Range:0 (0.00%) – 15 (15.00%)

1 of 4 benchmark categories addressed and explained for each hospital.

Table or Chart

Points Range:20 (20.00%) – 20 (20.00%)

Table or chart complete and accurate for all 4 categories

Points Range:15 (15.00%) – 15 (15.00%)

Table only contains data for 3 of the categories

Points Range:10 (10.00%) – 10 (10.00%)

Table only contains data from 2 of the categories

Points Range:0 (0.00%) – 0 (0.00%)

Table or chart not included

Development of Performance Plan

Points Range:26 (26.00%) – 30 (30.00%)

Performance improvement plan for 1 area thoroughly developed and supported with references.

Points Range:21 (21.00%) – 25 (25.00%)

Suggestions for performance improvement plan for 1 area mentioned but not developed. References cited.

Points Range:10 (10.00%) – 20 (20.00%)

Suggestions for performance improvement plan for 1 area mentioned but not developed. References not cited.

Points Range:0 (0.00%) – 9 (9.00%)

Performance improvement plan poorly developed. No references cited.

Writing Quality

Points Range:18 (18.00%) – 20 (20.00%)

Posts show above average writing style and clear using standard English, characterized by elements of a strong writing style and basically free from grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. 0-1 APA errors.

Points Range:15 (15.00%) – 17 (17.00%)

Posts show average writing style using standard English with little grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. 2-3 APA errors

Points Range:10 (10.00%) – 14 (14.00%)

Posts show an average and/or casual writing style with some errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage. 4-5 APA errors

Points Range:0 (0.00%) – 9 (9.00%)

Posts show a below average/poor writing style in terms of appropriate standard English writing style, clarity, language used, and grammar. >5 APA errors

Name:Benchmarking Project Rubric