PacifiCare Offers Online Information on Treatment Options, Hospital Performance Data
PacifiCare Health Systems now provides members with online access to information about clinical treatment options and hospital-specific performance data for surgical procedures. The information covers more than 30 procedures, such as caesarean sections, mastectomies and open-heart surgery. Performance data covers hospitals that contract with PacifiCare and includes the number of procedures performed and complication rates for each type of operation. PacifiCare members can also use the tool to access data from a Leapfrog Group survey that ranks hospitals' performance on patient safety measures (PacifiCare release, 3/11).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.