Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Calif., has launched a new Web site that will allow visitors to access a variety of data about the hospital's performance. This move toward greater data transparency, the hospital says, is another milestone in its ongoing campaign to improve and communicate patient safety and quality of care.
The Web site currently lists six primary quality measures. These include mortality rates, 31-day readmission rates, catheter-associated bloodstream infection rates in the pediatric intensive care unit, and the likelihood that pediatric inpatients, obstetric inpatients, and clinic patients would recommend Packard Children's to other families. The hospital says it plans to add additional data in the future.