Inpatient Essentials is a comparative pediatric database with clinical data from 90 children's hospitals. Participating hospitals can identify operational improvements specifically for inpatient pediatric populations and benchmark against peer hospitals on key measures including:
- Case mix index
- Average length of stay
- Charges and cost
- Data: patient abstracts, diagnoses (ICD-9/10) and procedures.
- Patient types: inpatient and observation.
- Transparency: blinded hospital ID, peer selection by hospital type and patient characteristics.
Inpatient Essentials provides executive-level reports that highlight trends based on key children's hospital metrics. Drill-down capability allows for the identification of improvement opportunities. Key metrics can be exported for additional analysis using local software.