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What are Efficiency Indicators?
What Are Efficiency Indicators? VHI's Efficiency (and Productivity) indicators were designed to help large employers and purchasers (health insurance companies) find the most efficient and productive health care providers.
VHI publishes rankings on the Efficiency and Productivity of ambulatory (outpatient) surgical centers, hospitals and nursing facilities each year.
Performance measures include charges, costs, productivity, financial viability and community support.
Four Star Efficiency Rating. VHI rates hospitals and nursing facilities by separating them in four groups of high to low scores for each measure. The groups are called quartiles. Quartile rankings are a simple way of measuring differences among facilities. Each facility is assigned a quartile value from 1 to 4. To make comparisons easier, VHI converts the quartiles to stars.
Our web display shows the star rating for a facility and actual value. You can click on any indicator description to get a definition of the indicator and the high and low values for each indicator within each star rating.
More Information: For more in-depth comparisons, VHI has created Excel spreadsheets of the data you see in these web pages. These spreadsheets allow you to compare facility scores side by side. These spreadsheets and more details on the methods VHI uses are part of VHI's Industry Report. For more information click here.
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