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Nursing Care

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Your safety is our top priority. Our hospital and health care professionals are committed to making sure you and your family receive the best and safest health care possible.

In this area, the number of patient falls, the use of restraints and pressure ulcers (bed sores) are some of the conditions we follow.

Because quality information is written in "technical jargon," please click on the question mark to get an explanation of what each measure means.

The U.S. Mean is established by the Nursing Data National Quality Indicator Project.

Key

Measure

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MGMC current:
April - June 2013

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U.S. Mean

Number of patients who fell, without injury, per 1,000 days

2.9

2.8

NA

Number of inpatients who fell and were injured per 1,000 days

0.88

0.8

NA

Percentage of patients with hospital-acquired bed sores

1.6

1.2

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explanations

Number of inpatients who fell
The number of inpatients who fell (per 1,000 patient days) with or without injury, divided by the total number of inpatient days.

Number of inpatients who fell and were injured
The number of inpatients who fell (per 1,000 patient days) which resulted in injury, divided by the total number of patient days.

Percentage of patients with hospital-acquired bed sores
The percentage of inpatients who developed bed sores (stage one or greater).