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BENCHMARKS: Hospital case mix index, U.S. medians 2013

These data are from Truven Health Analytics and represent operational performance measures from 600 hospitals, or about one-tenth of the hospitals in the United States.  This is a one-page article that is mostly data.  Here is one line item from this article:

Hospital Case Mix Index (2013 medians)

  • 1.21 small community hospitals (N=102 hospitals)
  • 1.34 medium community hospitals (N=131 hospitals)
  • 1.46 large community hospitals (N=70 hospitals)
  • 1.45 minor teaching hospitals (N=118 hospitals)
  • 1.71 major teaching hospitals (N=111 hospitals)

Note that these case mix index data are exactly what one would expect to see – the lowest at the small community hospitals, which are providing basic services, up to the highest at the major teaching hospitals, which are providing the broadest range of complex care to the sickest patients.

Source: Hospital median operational measures and indicators, calendar year 2013, at a glance. (2014, June), Healthcare Financial Management, 68(6), 140.  Click here for access: https://www.hfma.org/Content.aspx?id=22960  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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