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MHS Quality, Patient Safety, and Access Information (for Patients)

We are committed to making it easy for you to find information on how the Military Health System (MHS) is performing. Here, you'll find data showing how our facilities score on industry standard measures for patient safety, health care outcomes, quality of care, and patient satisfaction and access to care. Search for your military treatment facility below to see how we're doing and how we measure our performance.

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Several national websites, operated separately from the MHS, have information about the quality of care in hospitals across the U.S. You can use Hospital Compare, Quality Check, or Leapfrog to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care. 

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Part of our transparency efforts include getting feedback from the community we serve. This will require input from the individuals most interested in this data – our beneficiaries and military communities. If you have ideas, suggestions, or other feedback on the information we are presenting, please send us an email and let us know what information you would like to see presented and how we can make it easier to digest and use. 

We are looking for feedback on the way we present quality data on this website only. If you have feedback about your specific military hospital or clinic, contact the facility directly.

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ORYX Accreditation Measures PDF Version

Report
5/20/2016

You expect your hospital or clinic to meet quality and safety requirements. One way our military hospitals and clinics ensure they meet those requirements is by becoming accredited. Most military hospitals and clinics use Joint Commission for accreditation (and all will over the next few years). The Joint Commission uses the trademarked ORYX measures to grade medical facilities. Not all ORYX measures apply to all types of facilities, so hospitals and clinics are allowed to choose the ORYX measures that best fit their operations. This report shows the scores for the ORYX measures by military hospital or clinic.

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Satisfaction Survey Results - Do Patients Recommend This Hospital

Report
5/20/2016

We value your opinion on your hospital stay. We want to see how we’re doing over time, and how we compare to civilian hospitals. We send out the same survey to all of our patients, whether you receive care from a military provider or a civilian provider in the network. This measure shows the results to the question: Would you recommend this hospital to others?

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Satisfaction Survey Results for Seeing a Provider When Needed

Report
5/20/2016

Seeing your provider when you need to is important to you – and to us. We want to ensure that you get the care you need when you need it. This measure lets us know if you think we responded appropriately to your appointment request. We send out surveys to a sample of our patients after their health care appointments. We measure your satisfaction and study trends by each hospital or clinic, by markets, by regions, by Service, and for the entire system. This helps us see where and how we can do better.

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Elective Deliveries Less than 39 Weeks PDF Version

Report
5/20/2016

A normal pregnancy is 40 weeks (9 lunar months). Research has shown that babies who are 'full term' 39-41 weeks of pregnancy are less likely to have complications and require Neonatal Intensive Care support. This is a measure that tracks for the MHS and across the nation, the number of babies delivered by 'choice' (elective) who are younger (less) than 39 weeks whose mother is not in labor and has no medical complications. We count the number of times a baby is delivered that has completed less than 39 weeks whose mother is not in labor and has no medical complications.

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Elective Deliveries Less than 39 Weeks

Report
5/20/2016

A normal pregnancy is 40 weeks (9 lunar months). Research has shown that babies who are 'full term' 39-41 weeks of pregnancy are less likely to have complications and require Neonatal Intensive Care support. This is a measure that tracks for the MHS and across the nation, the number of babies delivered by 'choice' (elective) who are younger (less) than 39 weeks whose mother is not in labor and has no medical complications. We count the number of times a baby is delivered that has completed less than 39 weeks whose mother is not in labor and has no medical complications.

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Military Hospital and Clinic Accreditation Status PDF Version

Report
5/20/2016

You expect your hospital or clinic to provide quality care and so do we. That's why the MHS requires all of our military clinics and hospitals go through on-site surveys by nationally-recognized accreditation organizations every three years. This report will show you the accreditation status of your facility, which accreditation organization the facility used, and the date of the last survey.

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Military Hospital and Clinic Accreditation Status

Report
5/20/2016

You expect your hospital or clinic to provide quality care and so do we. That's why the MHS requires all of our military clinics and hospitals go through on-site surveys by nationally-recognized accreditation organizations every three years. This report will show you the accreditation status of your facility, which accreditation organization the facility used, and the date of the last survey.

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Number of Deliveries in Military Hospitals PDF Version

Report
5/20/2016

When you are having a baby, it is important that you have confidence in the hospital you are considering for delivery. Hospitals that have fewer deliveries are okay for uncomplicated pregnancies. Hospitals that deliver more babies are often better for complicated pregnancies. We count and report the number of babies delivered in our military hospitals both by cesarean or normal delivery.

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Number of Deliveries in Military Hospitals

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5/20/2016

When you are having a baby, it is important that you have confidence in the hospital you are considering for delivery. Hospitals that have fewer deliveries are okay for uncomplicated pregnancies. Hospitals that deliver more babies are often better for complicated pregnancies. We count and report the number of babies delivered in our military hospitals both by cesarean or normal delivery.

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Trusted Care – Patient Centeredness Vision

Policy

This memorandum from the Air Force Surgeon General describes the "Patient Centeredness Vision" which encompasses the six aims of health care: safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.

Patient Centered Practice Hours

Policy

This memorandum encourages Air Force military treatment facilities to establish more patient-centered clinic hours.

Prevention of Retained Surgical Items Standard Operation Procedure

Policy

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance to perioperative personnel for prevention of unintended retained surgical items during operative or other invasive procedures.

Trusted Care Concept of Operations

Policy

This Trusted Care concept of operations (CONOPS) describes the transformation of the Air Force Medical Service into a high reliability healthcare system. High reliability organizations (HROs), as originally described in the nuclear power and aviation industries, consistently achieve better-than-expected outcomes despite operating in complex or high-risk environments.

National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

Policy

This memorandum describes the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvements Program (NSQIP) - a risk adjusted, outcomes-based program which measures and assists in improving the quality of surgical care.

MEDCOM Regulation Number 40-54: Medical Services

Policy

This regulation provides a standard process and procedure for surgical and procedural site verification of patients undergoing operative or other invasive procedures. This regulation supersedes MEDCOM Regulation 40-54, 23 Feb 2009.

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