Hospitals in Rio will monitor quality indicators like large private units in the sector


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A Rio de Janeiro’s city hall entered into a partnership with National Association of Private Hospitals (Anahp)for the implementation of the Hospital Indicator System entity in the municipal health network. With the measure, which comes into effect from this week, 21 maternity wards and hospitals begin to supply the database with information on 30 indicators of quality of care, such as: average length of stay of patients in health units, number of hospitalizations urgency and emergency converted into hospitalization, readmission rate, among others.

A Rio Municipal Health Department (SME) highlighted that the Hospital Indicator System is used by more than 160 hospitals in the Brazil, 13 of which are public, very efficiently. The agreement between SME and Anahp will allow the comparison of the performance of public and private units, to improve service in Rio’s network.

“We are talking about a tool that, in addition to having data from the main private hospitals in the country, also has information from public hospitals, which allows us to have a broad view and gives us a parameter of where we are, what is being good for the population and where we can improve”, stated the municipal health secretary, Daniel Soranz (PSD)via note.

The following units will be incorporated into the Hospital Indicator System: Alexander Fleming, Carmela Dutra, Fernando Magalhães, Herculano Pinheiro and Maria Amélia Buarque de Hollanda – all maternity wards. And the hospitals Albert Schweitzer, Barata Ribeiro, Evandro Freire, Francisco da Silva Telles, Jesus, Lourenço Jorge, Miguel Couto, Nossa Senhora do Loreto, Pedro II, Rocha Faria, Rocha Maia, Salgado Filho, Souza Aguiar, Piedade, Álvaro Ramos and da Mulher Mariska Ribeiro, which together total more than three thousand beds, with an average care of 4.13 thousand patients daily.

It is the first time that a health department has signed a partnership with Anahp, whose information system covers 250 indicators in four areas: people management, economic-financial, assistance and sustainability data. The system allows Anahp access to individualized reports, segmentation by size, federative unit/region, number of beds, number of services, among other indicators.

“We started with the private sector with our members and, in 2019, we were able to make it available to the public network at no cost, which allows us to reach 182 hospitals in total today, recording their data and having consolidated health care numbers”, explained Antônio Britto, executive director of Anahp, an entity created 17 years ago and holder of the most complete database in the hospital sector.

Information: O Globo


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