Overall Measures - Volume

Volumes are the number of patients seen or the number of procedures or type of care occurring in the hospital during a specific time period.  Research indicates that for some procedures and types of care, hospitals that do a certain number are more likely to have better outcomes.

 

 

 


Inpatient Discharges

A high number is better.

What this means

This measures the number of patients admitted to Fletcher Allen who are discharged following treatment.

Why it’s important

High volume is an important indicator of experience and quality of care.

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Hospital Outpatient Visits

A high number is better.

What this means

This measures the number of visits to Fletcher Allen for diagnostic and treatment services. Examples of such services include Radiology, Laboratory tests, Physical Therapy, and non-invasive procedures.

Why it’s important

A high number of outpatient visits usually denotes increased staff skills and competencies.

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Professional Visits

A high number is better.

What this means

This measures the number of visits to Fletcher Allen providers for care. The measure includes visits to the providers’ offices and providers’ visits to patients in the hospital. Anesthesia, Pathology and Radiology professional visits are not included in this measure.

Why it’s important

A high number of visits is an indicator of experience and expertise in providing care.

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Surgical Procedures

A high number is better.

What this means

This measures the number of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures performed at Fletcher Allen.

Why it’s important

A high number of procedures is an indicator of experience and expertise in providing care.

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