UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER Review

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Overall Hospital Rating: ; HCAPS approval: 77%

Database data as of January 31, 2024

A Review of the Data

Prepared by Richard Saunders as of January 31, 2024.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") distributes more than 80 tables of data on hospitals on a quarterly basis. That is a lot of information to pour through to try and build a comprehensive review of UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER. Luckily, we are here to help! I’ve put together this page to help you to get a better idea of what the hospital does, who is affiliated with it, share any patient survey data and much more. (If you want to jump to a specific section of the review, here are the section headers: General Hospital Data, Ratings, Cost Analysis, Infections, Comparison, Nearby Skilled Nursing Facilities, Doctors Associated with UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER, Survey Analysis.)

In the briefest summary, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER is one of the types of hospitals called Acute Care Hospitals. It is in ORANGE, CA. Its five star rating is 3 . Its type of ownership is Government - Local. The facility's Medicare ID is 50348. It does provide emergency services. There are 997 medical professionals and 125 doctor groups affiliated with the hospital. On average at UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER, emergency patients were charged $29,161. This is higher than the state average of $26,501. It is also higher than the national average of $25,828.

According to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems ("HCAHPS") that ended in September 30, 2021, 77% of the patients surveyed definitely recommended UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER, while only 5% did not recommend going to UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER.

The information presented below is based on data provided by U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It is updated as new data is made available.

General Information for UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER

Address:

101 CITY DRIVE SOUTH
ORANGE, CA 92868
(714) 456-6112
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Medicare Provider Number:

50348

Type:

Acute Care Hospitals

Ownership:

Government - Local

Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER

Overall Rating:



The Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER summarizes a variety of measures across 5 areas of quality into a single star rating for each hospital. Once reporting thresholds are met, a hospital’s Overall Star Rating is calculated using only those measures for which data are available. Hospitals report data to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") through the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program, Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP), Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program. Overall Star Ratings aren’t calculated for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) or Department of Defense (DoD) hospitals.

Most hospitals will have an Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating of 3.

National distribution of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating The following table shows the national distribution of the Overall Star Rating based on July 2022 results.

Overall rating Number of hospitals / Percentage
1 star 198 (6.34%)
2 stars 702 (22.49%)
3 stars 895 (28.68%)
4 stars 895 (28.68%)
5 stars 431 (13.81%)
N/A 1,368 (30.47%)

Additional detailed on the method for calculating the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating from this document.

Patient Survey Results

Below is information compiled by CMS on the percentage of patients who respond to specific treatments and a comparison of the results for UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER to the national results for similar facilities.

Survey Question Response
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well 75 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 6 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well 19 %
Nurse communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Nurse communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 82 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 4 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 14 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" listened carefully to them 72 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 6 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" listened carefully to them 22 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 69 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 7 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 24 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well 77 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 6 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well 17 %
Doctor communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Doctor communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 84 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 3 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 13 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" listened carefully to them 77 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 6 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" listened carefully to them 17 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 70 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 8 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 22 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted 60 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help as soon as they wanted 11 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted 29 %
Staff responsiveness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Staff responsiveness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 60 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 11 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 29 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 60 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 11 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 29 %
Patients who reported that staff "Always" explained about medicines before giving it to them 58 %
Patients who reported that staff "Sometimes" or "Never" explained about medicines before giving it to them 22 %
Patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them 20 %
Communication about medicines - linear mean score Not Applicable
Communication about medicines - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" communicated what the medication was for 73 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated what the medication was for 12 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" communicated what the medication was for. 15 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" discussed possible side effects 43 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" discussed possible side effects 32 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" discussed possible side effects 25 %
Patients who reported that NO, they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home 15 %
Patients who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home 85 %
Discharge information - linear mean score Not Applicable
Discharge information - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that NO, they did not discuss whether they would need help after discharge 15 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did discuss whether they would need help after discharge 85 %
Patients who reported that NO, they did not receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 14 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 86 %
Patients who "Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 41 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 6 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 53 %
Care transition - linear mean score Not Applicable
Care transition - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who "Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 45 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 8 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 47 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 41 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 6 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 53 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 34 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 6 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 60 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean 69 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean 9 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean 22 %
Cleanliness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Cleanliness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night 53 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night 12 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night 35 %
Quietness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Quietness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 6 or lower on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 7 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 7 or 8 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 16 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 77 %
Overall hospital rating - linear mean score Not Applicable
Overall hospital rating - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported NO, they would probably not or definitely not recommend the hospital 5 %
Patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the hospital 77 %
Patients who reported YES, they would probably recommend the hospital 18 %
Recommend hospital - linear mean score Not Applicable
Recommend hospital - star rating Not Applicable
Summary star rating Not Applicable

Cost of UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER, Compare to National and State Averages

Understanding how much a hospital is going to cost is extremely difficult. Hospitals themselves actively obscure what they charge and have negotiated different rates with different insurers. Then you have the problem of the wide variety of treatments which the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER provides.

To provide some standard metric to compare hospital costs, CMS publishes the MSPB (or "Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary"). Even though you may not be on Medicare, this metric may still be useful. The MSPB is expressed as a percentage compared to the national average for costs that Medicare incurs. A percentage higher than 100% means the hospital charges more than the national average while a percentage less than 100% means the hospital charges less than the national average.

MSPB for UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER: Not Available

Detailed table for spending and period for patients at UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER:

Type Amount
Home Health Agency (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $22
Hospice (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $0
Inpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $64
Outpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $152
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $14
Durable Medical Equipment (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $16
Carrier (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $559
Home Health Agency (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Hospice (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Inpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $14,059
Outpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Skilled Nursing Facility (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Durable Medical Equipment (During Index Hospital Admission) $30
Carrier (During Index Hospital Admission) $2,077
Home Health Agency (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $731
Hospice (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $146
Inpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $4,034
Outpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $2,184
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $3,218
Durable Medical Equipment (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $196
Carrier (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $1,660
Total (Complete Episode) $29,161

Infection Rates at UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER

These measures show how often patients at UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER contract certain infections during the course of their medical treatment, when compared to other hospitals nationally.

Infection Type Score / Compare to National Average
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit 0.35 / Better
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 0.96 / Better
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection: Number of Device Days 19,858.00 / Better
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 25.15 / Better
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 15.00 / Better
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards) 0.60 / Better
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit 0.21 / Better
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 0.65 / Better
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Number of Urinary Catheter Days 16,108.00 / Better
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 31.65 / Better
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 12.00 / Better
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards) 0.38 / Better
SSI - Colon Surgery: Lower Confidence Limit 0.40 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Upper Confidence Limit 1.40 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Number of Procedures 456.00 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Predicted Cases 12.77 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Observed Cases 10.00 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery 0.78 / Same
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Lower Confidence Limit 0.19 / Same
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Upper Confidence Limit 3.83 / Same
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Number of Procedures 192.00 / Same
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Predicted Cases 1.72 / Same
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Observed Cases 2.00 / Same
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy 1.16 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Lower Confidence Limit 0.15 / Better
MRSA Bacteremia: Upper Confidence Limit 0.91 / Better
MRSA Bacteremia: Patient Days 137,157.00 / Better
MRSA Bacteremia: Predicted Cases 12.14 / Better
MRSA Bacteremia: Observed Cases 5.00 / Better
MRSA Bacteremia 0.41 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Lower Confidence Limit 0.29 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Upper Confidence Limit 0.61 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Patient Days 125,560.00 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Predicted Cases 63.52 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Observed Cases 27.00 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) 0.43 / Better

How UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER Compares to Other Similar Facilities

This is how UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER compares to other similar hospitals nationally based on data provided to CMS.

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Percentages of Complications and Deaths at UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER

Measure Score Compared to National Rates
Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients 3% SAME
Death rate for heart attack patients 13.6% SAME
Death rate for CABG surgery patients 3.3% SAME
Death rate for COPD patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for heart failure patients 10.5% SAME
Death rate for pneumonia patients 16.1% SAME
Death rate for stroke patients 13.6% SAME
Pressure ulcer rate 0.16% SAME
Death rate among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications 100.31% Better
Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate 0.28% SAME
In-hospital fall with hip fracture rate 0.08% SAME
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate 3.02% SAME
Postoperative acute kidney injury requiring dialysis rate 2.09% SAME
Postoperative respiratory failure rate 7.28% SAME
Perioperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate 5.12% SAME
Postoperative sepsis rate 7.58% Worse
Postoperative wound dehiscence rate 2.63% SAME
Abdominopelvic accidental puncture or laceration rate 0.82% SAME
CMS Medicare PSI 90: Patient safety and adverse events composite 1.03% SAME

Skilled Nursing Facilities Near UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER

Many hospital patients are not ready to return home after a hospital visit. If recovery is going to be protracted, doctors will often advise that the patients recuperate at a skilled nursing facility. Below is a list of the skilled nursing homes near UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER ranked by their CMS 5-Star Overall Rating.

Facility Name Overall Rating
West Anaheim Medical Center D/p Snf 5:
Beacon Healthcare Center 5:
Park Regency Care Center 5:
Clear View Sanitarium 5:
Rowntree Gardens 5:
Monterey Park Conv Hosp 5:
Garden Grove Post Acute 5:
Bonnie Brae Skilled Nursing 5:
Park Vista at Morningside 5:
Inland Christian Home 5:
Clear View Convalescent Center 5:
Chapman Care Center 5:
Harvard Creek Post Acute 5:
Palm Terrace Care Center 5:
Whittier Hospital Medical Ctr D/p Snf 5:
South Coast Global Medical Center D/p Snf 5:
Town and Country 5:
Parkview Healthcare Center 5:
Anaheim Crest Nursing Center 5:
Long Beach Post Acute 5:
Corona Regional Medical Center D/p Snf 5:
Healthbridge Children's Hospital - Orange D/p Snf 5:
Trellis Chino 5:
Broadway Healthcare Center 5:
Temple City Healthcare 5:
Whittier Nursing and Wellness Center, Inc 5:
Orchards Skilled Nursing 5:
Alhambra Hospital Med Ctr Dp/snf 5:
Buena Vista Care Center 5:
Atlantic Memorial Healthcare Center 5:
Kindred Hospital Brea D/p Snf 5:
Penn Mar Healthcare Center 5:
Beach Creek Post-Acute 5:
Pacific Haven Subacute and Healthcare Center 5:
Sun Mar Nursing Center 5:
Alta Gardens Care Center 5:
Montclair Manor Care Center 5:
Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital- D/p Snf 5:
White Memorial Medical Ctr Dp 5:
Newport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 5:
Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital 5:
Mission Palms Healthcare Center 5:
Chino Valley Health Care Cente 5:
Del Mar Convalescent Hospital 5:
Artesia Christian Home Inc. 5:
La Palma Nursing Center 5:
St. Catherine Healthcare 5:
Solheim Senior Community 5:
Greenfield Care Center of Fullerton, LLC 5:
Greater El Monte Community Hos 5:
Mount San Antonio Gardens 5:
Upland Rehabilitation and Care Center 5:
Victoria Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 5:
Pine Grove Healthcare and Wellness Centre, LP 5:
Freedom Village Healthcare Center 5:
Heritage Park Nursing Center 5:
Presbyterian Intercomm Hosp Dp/snf 5:
Lomita Post-Acute Care Center 5:
Buena Park Nursing Center 5:
Glendale Healthcare Center 5:
Montecito Heights Healthcare and Wellness Centre, LP 5:
Coast Care Convalescent Center 5:
Hollenbeck Palms 5:
Ontario Grove Healthcare and Wellness Centre, LP 4:
Beachside Nursing Center 4:
Virgil Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center 4:
Coventry Court Health Center 4:
Royal Care Skilled Nursing Ctr 4:
Brookfield Healthcare Center 4:
Garden View Post Acute Rehabilitation 4:
Pacific Care Nursing Center 4:
Heritage Manor 4:
West Haven Healthcare 4:
Community Extended Care Hospital of Montclair 4:
Pelican Ridge Post Acute 4:
Imperial Healthcare Center 4:
Westlake Convalescent Hospital 4:
Sunset Manor Conv Hosp 4:
Anaheim Terrace Care Center 4:
Mid-Wilshire Health Care Cntr 4:
The Grove Post Acute 4:
Villa Serena Healthcare Center 4:
Mainplace Post Acute 4:
Mission Care Center 4:
Burlington Convalescent Hospital 4:
Foothill Regional Medical Center D/p Snf 4:
Bonita Hills Post Acute 4:
Villa Valencia Healthcare Center 4:
Villa Del Rio Gardens 4:
Paramount Convalescent Hosp. 4:
Rose Villa Health Care Center 4:
East Los Angeles Doctors Hosp 4:
Monterey Healthcare and Wellness Centre, LP 4:
El Encanto Healthcare Center 4:
Riverside Heights Healthcare Center, LLC 4:
Bel Vista Healthcare Center 4:
Marlora Post Acute Rehab Hosp 4:
Regents Point - Windcrest 4:
Memorial Hospital of Gardena D/p Snf 4:
Arlington Gardens Care Center 4:

Medical Groups Affiliated with UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER

There are 997 doctors and 125 medical groups that are affiliated with UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER.

Affiliated Doctor Groups


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