in Indiana, USA

Evaluating the Indiana hospitals - By the numbers

We are looking at Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. The number of hospitals is lower than the previous year in Indiana. Hospitals are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest rating. A hospitals rating can become better or worse over time based on patient surveys and other reported quality measures. Beware that not all hospitals have a star rating.

Take a closer look at those ratings:

There are 2 fewer hospitals with a five star rating in Indiana than the previous year. What about hospitals with a 4 star ratings? There is 1 more hospital with a 4 star rating in Indiana than the previous year.

Have the number of hospitals with three star ratings improved or declined? There are 2 more hospitals with a 3 star rating which is higher than the previous year in Indiana.

And the numbers for lower-rated hospitals are as follows:

There number of hospitals with a 2 star rating in Indiana has declined by 3. The number of hospitals with a one star rating is constant at 0.

About Indiana

Indiana is a U.S. state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th-largest by area and the 17th-most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, and Illinois to the west.

Before becoming a territory, various indigenous peoples and Native Americans inhabited Indiana for thousands of years. Since its founding as a territory, settlement patterns in Indiana have reflected regional cultural segmentation present in the Eastern United States; the state's northernmost tier was settled primarily by people from New England and New York, Central Indiana by migrants from the Mid-Atlantic states and from adjacent Ohio, and Southern Indiana by settlers from the Southern states, particularly Kentucky and Tennessee.

Indiana has a diverse economy with a gross state product of $359.12 billion in 2017. Indiana has several metropolitan areas with populations greater than 100,000 and a number of smaller industrial cities and towns. Indiana is home to professional sports teams, including the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and the NBA's Indiana Pacers, and hosts several notable athletic events, such as the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 motorsports races.

Source: Wikipedia