Tri-City Medical
Center




Overall Score in This
Specialty         
20.5 / 100

Reputation with specialists
None














Survival
Worse than
expected









Success in keeping
patients safe
Limited







Urology patient volume
High



Nurse staffing
Average


Nurse Magnet recognition
Score: x

Advanced technologies
Diagnostic radioisotope
services, image-guided
radiation therapy, PET/CT
scanner, robotic surgery
and stereotactic
radiosurgery.


Medium
2013-2014 Hospital rankings in urology

What is going on here?

The "reputation with specialists" seems to have become a measure
of political, rather than medical, success.  

Note that UCLA and
Kaiser have poorer survival rates than UCSD,
yet UCLA got three times as many votes from specialists as UCSD,
and Kaiser, with a death rate double that of UCSD, has an equally
good reputation!

The scores are from US News and World Report.
Kaiser Permanente
San Diego Medical
Center
Urology--


Overall Score in This
Specialty         
41.2 / 100

Reputation with specialists
% of responding specialists
surveyed in 2011, 2012 and
2013 who named hospital as
among best for difficult cases.
Modest 25
Score: 1.2%
Modest=0.1%-​2.9%



Survival
Higher numbers mean fewer
deaths than expected 30 days
after admission, after adjusting
for severity and other risks.
As expected  50
Score: 5
As expected=5-​6






Success in keeping patients
safe
Ability to prevent six types of
accidents and medical errors.
Limited  (5)
Score: 1
Limited=1 out of 3
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Urology patient volume
Number of Medicare inpatients
who had specified disorders or
specified procedures in 2009,
2010 and 2011.
    

Highest
100

459 discharges

Highest=300 or above

Nurse staffing

Indicates relative balance of
nurses and patients
hospitalwide; higher numbers
mean more nurses.
    
High
75

Score: 1.9

High=1.7-​1.9



Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified by American Nurses
Credentialing Center for high
nursing standards.
Score: x

Advanced technologies

Diagnostic radioisotope
services, image-guided
radiation therapy, PET/CT
scanner, robotic surgery and
stereotactic radiosurgery.
    

Highest
100

Score: 5

Highest=5 out of 5
UC San Diego
Medical Center
Rankings

Urology Rank in This
Specialty         
#22

Overall Score in This
Specialty         
67.8 / 100

Reputation with specialists
% of responding specialists
surveyed in 2011, 2012 and
2013 who named hospital as
among best for difficult cases.
Modest 25
Score: 2.5%
Modest=0.1%-​2.9%


Survival
Higher numbers mean fewer
deaths than expected 30 days after
admission, after adjusting for
severity and other risks.
Much better
than expected

100
Score: 10
Much better than expected=9-​
10



Success in keeping patients
safe
Ability to prevent six types of
accidents and medical errors.
Moderate
50
Score: 2
Moderate=2 out of 3
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Urology patient volume

Number of Medicare inpatients
who had specified disorders
or specified procedures in
2009, 2010 and 2011.
    

Highest
100

434 discharges

Highest=300 or above

Nurse staffing

Indicates relative balance of
nurses and patients
hospitalwide; higher numbers
mean more nurses.
    
Highest
100

Score: 2.0
Highest=2.0 or above



Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified by American Nurses
Credentialing Center for high
nursing standards.
Score: √


Advanced technologies

Diagnostic radioisotope
services, image-guided
radiation therapy, PET/CT
scanner, robotic surgery and
stereotactic radiosurgery.
    

Highest
100

Score: 5

Highest=5 out of 5
Scripps Mercy
Hospital
Rankings


Urology

Overall Score in This
Specialty         
51.8 / 100

Reputation with
specialists
% of responding specialists
surveyed in 2011, 2012
and 2013 who named
hospital as among best for
difficult cases.
Modest 25
Score: 1.1%
Modest=0.1%-​2.9%

Survival
Higher numbers mean
fewer deaths than
expected 30 days after
admission, after adjusting
for severity and other risks.
Better than
expected 75
Score: 7
Better than expected=7-​8



Success in keeping
patients safe
Ability to prevent six types
of accidents and medical
errors.
Moderate
50
Score: 2
Moderate=2 out of 3
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Urology patient volume

Number of Medicare
inpatients who had
specified disorders or
specified procedures in
2009, 2010 and 2011.
    

Highest
100

410 discharges

Highest=300 or above

Nurse staffing

Indicates relative balance
of nurses and patients
hospitalwide; higher
numbers mean more
nurses.
    
Highest
100
Score: 2.2

Highest=2.0 or above


Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified by American
Nurses Credentialing
Center for high nursing
standards.
Score: x

Advanced technologies

Diagnostic radioisotope
services, image-guided
radiation therapy, PET/CT
scanner, robotic surgery
and stereotactic
radiosurgery.
    
Highest 100

Score: 5
Highest=5 out of 5
UCLA Medical Center
Rankings

Urology
Rank in This Specialty         
#4

Overall Score in This
Specialty         
80.9 / 100

Reputation with specialists
% of responding specialists
surveyed in 2011, 2012 and
2013 who named hospital as
among best for difficult cases.
Strong 75
Score: 20.2%
Strong=15.0%-​49.9%



Survival
Higher numbers mean fewer
deaths than expected 30 days after
admission, after adjusting for
severity and other risks.
Better than expected
75
Score: 8
Better than expected=7-​8






Success in keeping patients
safe
Ability to prevent six types of
accidents and medical errors.
Limited 5
Score: 1
Limited=1 out of 3
Show more

Urology patient volume

Number of Medicare inpatients
who had specified disorders or
specified procedures in 2009,
2010 and 2011.
    

Highest
100

1,085 discharges

Highest=300 or above

Nurse staffing

Indicates relative balance of
nurses and patients
hospitalwide; higher numbers
mean more nurses.
    

Highest
100

Score: 2.9

Highest=2.0 or above



Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified by American Nurses
Credentialing Center for high
nursing standards.

Score: √


Advanced technologies

Diagnostic radioisotope
services, image-guided
radiation therapy, PET/CT
scanner, robotic surgery and
stereotactic radiosurgery.
    

Highest
100

Score: 5

Highest=5 out of 5
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