Welcome to the Practitioner Guide!
Welcome doctors and health care providers. Use this guide to help you compare the performance of hospitals in Maryland. This guide will help you:
Learn how well a hospital is performing and where it could improve. Go to
Find a Hospital.
Understand the best practices for
heart failure, and
Review how often hospitals perform the best practices to improve quality of care. Go to
Find a Quality Measure.
Review how patients rate your hospital and other hospitals in the state based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (H-CAHPS) survey. Go to
Patient Experience Measures.
Review your hospital's performance and other hospitals' performance in preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections in ICUs and NICUs. Go to
(New!)Review hospital performance in preventing surgical site infections for hip replacement, knee replacement and CABG surgery. Go to
Find information for educating patients.
This guide ONLY covers conditions that are widely treated at hospitals in the state. The conditions are grouped by the following care topics: