Assignment Instructions:
For this assignment, each student will examine patient outcome measures (CLABSI or CAUTI) of a selected hospital and compare these outcomes to the state average and national benchmark. Present these findings and discuss how they are relevant to patient morbidity and mortality. Compile data into a chart or table format and insert into the paper. The following three points must be included: Hospital outcome data, State outcome data, National benchmark standard.
No title page is required for this assignment. While there is not minimum page or word limit for this assignment, the assignment must be double spaced with 1-inch margins. Headings, page numbers, and font should follow APA guidelines. A minimum of four references less than 5 years old are required. In-text and reference page citations must be provided in APA format.
Submitted document should be in Microsoft Word of PDF format. The submitted documents will all be returned in PDF format.
Compile, and present your information, any reputable resource less than 5 years old may be used. You may find the following reputable resources useful in your search for information about your outcomes and local, state, and national data.
https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html (Links to an external site.)
https://www.cdc.gov/hai/bsi/bsi.html (Links to an external site.)
https://www.cdc.gov/hai/ca_uti/uti.html (Links to an external site.)

NU 453: Hospital Compare Assignment
Assignment Rubric
Introduction: Identify and discuss one of the identified patient outcome measures (CAUTI or CLABSI). Identify the selected hospital or institution to be examined. Provide introductory thesis statement.
5
Briefly discuss the significance of the selected outcome measure and how it relates to patient morbidity and mortality.
5
Provide hospital outcome measure results. Discuss how individual hospital findings compare with state average and national benchmark standards.
5
Develop table or graph to display the following three items: Selected hospital results, State results, National benchmark standard
5
Conclusion: Summarize findings
2.5
Scholarship: APA format, Reference page/intext citations, grammar and spelling
2.5
TOTAL POINTS
25

Rubric
Hospital Compare Assignment
Hospital Compare Assignment
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Introduction
Introduction: Identify and discuss one of the identified patient outcome measures (CAUTI or CLABSI). Identify the selected hospital or institution to be examined. Provide introductory thesis statement.
5 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Selected outcome measure
Briefly discuss the significance of the selected outcome measure and how it relates to patient morbidity and mortality.
5 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Hospital outcome measure
Provide hospital outcome measure results. Discuss how individual hospital findings compare with state average and national benchmark standards.
5 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Table/Graph
Develop table or graph to display the following three items: Selected hospital results, State results, National benchmark standard
5 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Conclusion
Conclusion: Summarize findings
2.5 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
2.5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Scholarship
Scholarship: APA format, Reference page/intext citations, grammar and spelling
2.5 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
2.5 pts
Total Points: 25