While it is critical to track the performance of individual hospital and health systems, NCQC also aims to understand the overall progress of North Carolina hospital and health systems. To that end, NCQC makes available a variety of state-level analyses.
Safety Culture Survey Results Analysis (Updated on Aug 16, 2016)
(Slide set with analysis of NC results on the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS) and Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture (MSOPS) in 2014-2016. Includes correlation of safety culture to clinical outcomes and comparison of survey results to national benchmarks.)
Safe Culture Associated with Fewer Infections in NC and National Data (Updated on Aug 1, 2016)
(article demonstrating a strong tie between a hospital's culture and reduced surgical site infections)
Why Does Safety Culture Matter?
(article demonstrating a strong tie between a hospital's culture and patient safety)
NC Quality Priorities
What are the Quality Priorities of NC Hospital Quality Directors?
(Provides survey results of top priorities as reported by quality directors at NC hospitals, e.g. readmissions, sepsis, infections, etc.)
Interviews with Quality Leaders in NC: What is the Role of Data in Quality Improvement?
(article summarizing insights from staff at several NC hospitals/health systems about the use of data in their quality improvement efforts)
Quality of Care
Understanding All-Payer Readmissions at North Carolina Acute Care Hospitals
(An analysis of all-payer readmissions data for 110 acute care hospitals in North Carolina)
NC Sepsis Data
(Many NC hospitals are working on sepsis in 2016CY. This slide set provides some basic information on volume of sepsis cases, sepsis mortality, and sepsis patient safety indicators in NC.)
Optimal Care Trends
(historical data showing statewide progress on SCIP, AMI, HF, and PN measures)