How the hos­pi­tal cat­e­gories dif­fer

Modern Healthcare - - PERFORMANCE COMPARISONS, BY HOSPITAL TYPE -

How Tru­ven Health An­a­lyt­ics de­fines the five hos­pi­tal classes in its 100 Top Hos­pi­tals pro­gram:

Ma­jor teach­ing hos­pi­tals

Three ways to qual­ify:

At least 400 acute-care beds in ser­vice plus an in­tern- and res­i­dent-per-bed ra­tio of at least 1-to-4, plus spon­sor­ship of at least 10 grad­u­ate med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams or in­volve­ment in at least 20 pro­grams over­all.

In­volve­ment in at least 30 GME pro­grams over­all, re­gard­less of bed count or in­tern- and res­i­dent­per-bed ra­tio.

An in­tern- and res­i­dent-per-bed ra­tio of at least 3-to-5, re­gard­less of bed size or GME pro­gram in­volve­ment.

Teach­ing hos­pi­tals

At least 200 acute-care beds in ser­vice and ei­ther an in­tern- and res­i­dent-per-bed ra­tio of at least 1-to-33.3 or in­volve­ment in at least three GME pro­grams over­all.

Large com­mu­nity hos­pi­tals

At least 250 acute-care beds in ser­vice and not clas­si­fied as a teach­ing hos­pi­tal.

Medium com­mu­nity hos­pi­tals

Be­tween 100 and 249 acute-care beds in ser­vice and not clas­si­fied as a teach­ing hos­pi­tal.

Small com­mu­nity hos­pi­tals

Be­tween 25 and 99 acute-care beds in ser­vice and not clas­si­fied as a teach­ing hos­pi­tal. Govern­ment-owned hos­pi­tals, crit­i­cal-ac­cess hos­pi­tals and spe­cialty hos­pi­tals, in­clud­ing psy­chi­atric, chil­dren’s and con­di­tion-spe­cific hos­pi­tals, were ex­cluded from the anal­y­sis.

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