At Cincinnati Children’s we gather and report system level measures. These measures guide and track improvement across our entire health system by representing all dimensions of care, across all sites of care. Most importantly, these measures reflect the constancy of our purpose to be the leader in improving child health and guide us in our pursuit to transform and improve healthcare delivery. We report this data to hold ourselves accountable, to challenge ourselves to continually improve, and to let others evaluate our performance on core dimensions of quality across all settings of care.

Our system level measures are organized within five core dimensions of quality:

Patient and Employee Safety Clinical Excellence Outcomes
Adverse drug events  Emergency codes outside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Catheter-associated bloodstream infections Standardized Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Mortality
Surgical site infections Evidence-based care delivered
Serious safety events Team Well-Being 
Ventilator-associated pneumonia Nursing turnover
Occupational Safety and Health Administration injuries Access, Flow, Productivity
Patient and Family Experience 3rd next available appointment
Patient satisfaction Patients delayed