More bars are better. The more bars a facility has, the better they did at creating a positive patient experience, preventing serious complications, and preventing healthcare-associated infections.
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Patient Experience uses data from the Hospital CAHPS, Clinician & Group CAHPS, and Patient-Centered Medial Homes CAHPS. The Hospital CAHPS data are from 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016. The Patient-Centered Medical Homes CAHPS data are from 2014 and 2015. Read more about this data and the methodology
Preventing Serious Complications uses data from the Federal Agency for Health Research & Quality's Patient Safety Indicators collected during July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015. A facility's rating is the rate per 1,000 eligible hospital discharges. A lower number is better. Read more about this data and the methodology
Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections uses data collect by the Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016 reporting period. A facility's rating is the ratio of the number of infections in a facility over the expected number of infections. A lower number is better. Read more about this data and the methodology
CompareMaine reports performance ratings using Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR), which adjusts for differences in the characteristics of hospitals and patients. A SIR greater than 1.0 means that there were more HAIs in a facility than were predicted. A SIR lower than 1.0 indicates the facility had fewer HAIs than were predicted.