Tampa General Hospital is committed to providing high-quality care and sharing data about how well we follow guidelines for care. Here you will find information from reports on key quality measures that affect the patient care experience and health outcomes including patient safety indicators, surgical site infections, hospital-acquired infections, and patient satisfaction. These measures are updated as new data is collected and becomes available.
Patient Safety Indicators
The Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) are a set of measures that screen for adverse events patients experience as a result of exposure to the health care system. These events are likely amenable to prevention by changes at the system or provider level.
Deep vein thrombosis: A blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the legs.
Surgical Site Infections:
Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) are infections that occur after surgery in the part of the body where the surgery took place. Surgical site infections can sometimes be superficial infections involving the skin only.
Hospital-acquired infections are caused by bacteria presumed to be acquired in the hospital. Patients can be infected through catheters required for care, such as intravenous lines and bladder catheters. The most common types of hospital-acquired infections are Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), pneumonia, including Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP), Catheter-Based Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), and Surgical Site Infections (SSI).
The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is a national survey that asks patients about their experience during a recent hospital stay. Tampa General Hospital performs better in overall patient satisfaction and likelihood to recommend than most hospitals in the southeast region of the U.S.