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Outpatient Imaging (Hospital Compare data as of May 2012)

Quality
Measures
Mease Countryside Hospital Mease Dunedin Hospital Morton Plant Hospital Morton Plant North Bay Hospital South Florida Baptist Hospital St. Anthony's Hospital St. Joseph's Hospital United States Avg. Florida Avg.
MRI Lumbar Spine for Low Back Pain (2) 30.6
  
39.0
  
22.7
  
N/A
  
37.1
  
24.4
  
N/A
  
32.2
  
26.9
  
Mammography Follow-up Rates (3) 7.2
  
3.8
  
3.8
  
6.3
  
10.8
  
8.8
  
14.2
  
8.4
  
9.9
  
Abdomen CT-Use of Contrast Material (4) 0.145
  
0.183
  
0.138
  
0.143
  
0.682
  
0.100
  
0.021
  
0.176
  
0.193
  
Thorax CT-Use of Contrast Material (5) 0.001
  
0.000
  
0.002
  
0.000
  
0.314
  
0.006
  
0.008
  
0.052
  
0.047
  

The rates displayed in this graph are from data reported to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for discharges January 2009 through December 2009.

More recent data is also available reporting discharges from April 2011 to March 2012.

Key

Top Performance. At or above the U.S. Top 10 percent average.


Significantly higher than the U.S. average.


About the same as the U.S. average.


Significantly lower than the U.S. average. Click on the cell to read our Action Plan.
* Technical Note. The sample size is too small (less than 25) to apply significance testing.

N/A

No patients met the criteria for inclusion in the measure calculation.

Footnotes

2If a number is high, it may mean the facility is doing too many unnecessary MRIs for low back pain.
3 A number that is much lower than 8% may mean there's not enough Mammogram follow-up. A number much higher than 14% may mean there's too much unnecessary follow-up after a screening Mammogram.
4 The range for this measure is 0 to 1. A number very close to 1 may mean that too many patients are being given a double abdominal CT scan (with and without contrast) when a single scan is all they need.
5 The range for this measure is 0 to 1. A number very close to 1 may mean that too many patients are being given a double Thorax CT scan (with and without contrast) when a single scan is all they need.


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