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Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

Through September 2010

Technical definition:  All percentages reported are based on raw scoring percentages as calculated and reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Press Ganey database compares results of 1,648 participating facilities for this initial HCAHPS data release.

 

Communication about Medicines

Definition:  If patients were given medicine that they had not taken before, the survey asked how often staff explained about the medicine. "Explained" means that hospital staff told what the medicine was for and what side effects it might have before they gave it to the patient.

 

Always

Usually

Sometimes

Never

67% 21% 12% 0%