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The purpose of this assignment is to locate and compare
performance measurement data on common health conditions for the hospitals in
your area. You will investigate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
websites and locate hospital compare data for hospitals within a 50 mile radius
of the community where you are working or had your prelicensure clinical
experiences. You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation and share the results
of your findings. Opportunities for improving performance measurement indicators
will be shared.
1. Review information found on the following website related to hospital
2. Read the information carefully and then locate the following website. http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare
3. Search for hospitals within a 50 mile radius of the community where you
are working or had your prelicensure clinical experiences. Type in your zip
code. Select your hospital and two
others. Select hospitals/facilities
and choose compare. If you live in a
remote area and there are no
hospitals listed within a 50 mile radius, select a zip code for a family member
or a close friend who does not live near you. The idea is to review comparative
4. Click on the following topics to learn more.
a. Survey of patient’s experiences
b. Timely and effective care (focus your search on two of the conditions
that apply to services provided at the hospitals)
c. Readmissions, complications, and deaths
5. Carefully read the information
a PowerPoint slideshow consisting of 8–10 slides. Include the following,
keeping in mind what all this data means.
Title slide with information pertinent to the
List reasons to recommend hospital care to
List reasons to recommend hospital compare to
staff who may seek employment.
Summarize patient experiences data for each
Summarize timely and effective care data for two
Summarize data for readmissions or complications
List recommendations for improving data for one
Summarize what you learned from this experience.
PowerPoint slides to include criteria listed above. For those not familiar with
the development of a PowerPoint slideshow, the following link may be helpful. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/training-FX101782702.aspx
your PowerPoint slideshow to the Dropbox.
YOU CAN USE YOUR AREA (ZIPCODE) TO DO THIS ASSIGNMENT.