- The Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ comprehensive rating system allows for comparisons regarding the quality of cardiac surgery among hospitals across the country. Approximately [10%] of hospitals receive the “3 star” rating, which denotes the highest category of quality. Rating based on an analysis of national data covering the period from June 2010 through June 2016. Last accessed August 10, 2017, http://www.sts.org/quality-research-patient-safety/sts-public-reporting-online.
- Ramona DeNies, “Portland’s Top Doctors 2018,” Portland Monthly, December 28, 2017, pdxmonthly.com/articles/2017/12/28/portland-s-top-doctors-nurses-2018.
- Kaiser Permanente program average is the weighted average of each regional health plans rate and its eligible Commercial plan and Medicare plan population. National average is based on Controlling High Blood Pressure 2016 ratings from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) for commercial and Medicare plans published by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Kaiser Permanente 2016 HEDIS® scores. Benchmarks provided by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Quality Compass® and represent all lines of business. Kaiser Permanente combined region scores were provided by the Kaiser Permanente Department of Care and Service Quality. The source for data contained in this publication is Quality Compass 2016 and is used with the permission of NCQA. Quality Compass 2016 includes certain CAHPS® data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass® and HEDIS® are registered trademarks of NCQA. CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. For more information, visit ncqa.org.