Jamaica Hospital vs Queens Hospital Center

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JAMAICA HOSPITAL VS QUEEN HOSPITAL CENTER

Jamaica Hospital vs. Queens Hospital Center

Nakisa Frazier

Excelsior College

NUR 431/ Introduction to Health Care Delivery Systems

Professor Melanie Bujanda Romero

11/25/2012

If you ever had to wait to several weeks or even months to see a doctor or specialist, you would know how anxious the wait can make you feel. You can easily become simply frustrated or even concerned about a possible negative impact on your health. If you are a New York City HMO patient, long waits to be seen or for an appointment has been a problem in the United States Healthcare System. With such long waits, would it affect the type of care a person would receive or would it be too late to provide that care? This timely and effective care is an important factor for the public reporting of quality improvement data. The two reports that are being comparing are Jamaica Hospital and Queens Hospital Center in which they both use the same data source from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Initiative. 

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Timely and effective care also called Process of Care is a tool that measures a percentage of patients who received treatments and received the best results for serious and surgical procedures. This tool also measures how fast a patient is seen once they reach the hospital for a medical emergency. The data being collected are Heart Attack Care, Heart Failure Care, Pneumonia Care, Surgical Care, and Children Asthma Care, This data is collected for patients who attend a hospital that participates in the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Programs. This program applies to Medicare and non Medicare patients only for treatments that are suitable for the program.

A heart attack known as an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) occurs when the...
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