Evaluating Health CareHow Do Patients and Families Make Decision about Health Care?
In addition to learning about your doctor's area of expertise and experience (learn more), when choosing a health care provider or hospital, check their quality by evaluating:
Acute-care hospitals like UTMB are required to report
some of these important measures publicly. Look for hospitals that
perform well in the areas that are most important to you, and use this
information as one of the factors in your decision.
Results for patient satisfaction and patient health outcomes (how
well patients healed for various conditions) can help you find the
best hospital and the best health care team for you. They also
represent another way that you can have a voice in your care and
increase your confidence that you will receive the highest level of
We are providing our own patient satisfaction and patient outcome
information so our patients and their families can ask questions and
discuss their concerns directly with physicians and other care
The Mission of the Department of Healthcare Epidemiology is to establish and maintain a proactive program of surveillance, prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections and occupational exposures to infectious diseases.
We utilize policy/procedure, education, communication and epidemiological techniques to promote good outcomes.