Disclaimer: Measures of Hospital Quality
This disclaimer has important information you should know about the NH Purchasers Group on Health (NHPGH) Hospital Quality Scorecard.
The Patient Experience, Patient Satisfaction and Select Clinical Quality information on New Hampshire’s hospitals is obtained from multiple sources:
- Patient Experience and Select Clinical Quality data is abstracted from the US Department of Health and Human Services website at www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov.
- Patient Safety is abstracted from a national survey administered by The Leapfrog Group For Patient Safety. A summary of hospital results from the Leapfrog Survey can be found at www.leapfroggroup.org. Hospital CEOs affirm the accuracy of the self-reported leapfrog national medication Safety Surveys when they submit their data. If you have any questions about their data, you should contact the hospital directly.
Hospital Pricing Index:
- Pricing information was obtained from a report entitled “New Hampshire Acute Care Hospital Comparison: A Commercial Insurance Relative Cost Comparison,” published by the New Hampshire Insurance Department.
Please note that by publishing this information, it is not the intention of the NH Purchasers Group on Health to recommend any particular hospital, physician, or other provider over any other. Each provider included in the report has been licensed by the state and most, if not all, of the providers included in the study participate in some form of utilization review and quality improvement initiatives.
The NHPGH urges all individuals to select hospitals and health care providers based on personal referrals, direct inquiries, and other detailed information. No individual should select a hospital or provider, or fail to select a hospital or provider, solely on the basis of the limited information presented in these profiles. There are a variety of other sources of health care quality information and it is important to use all available public sources to determine where you want to receive care. The information provided using this website is only intended to be a general summary of information to the public. It is not intended to take the place of either written law or regulations. The NHPGH disclaims any and all liability for the consequences of hospital or provider choices made by individuals even if such choices are purportedly influenced by the data presented on this web site. MOREOVER, THE NHPGH MAY NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY NEGATIVE INFERENCES DRAWN BY PATIENTS OR POTENTIAL PATIENTS WITH RESPECT TO ANY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER OR HOSPITAL BASED ON THE RATINGS ASSIGNED TO SUCH HOSPITAL IN THE PROFILE.
This information may not be reproduced by any non-NHPGH member without express, written permission from the NHPGH.