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Ohio State University Hospitals Ratings

Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 293-9700

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Emergency Services: YES

Quality of Care - Infectious Diseases - ER Wait Time - Patient Ratings

Quality of Care - Mortality Rate

How well does Ohio State University Hospitals save lives? 16% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack13%
Heart Failure10%

Infectious Disease at Ohio State University Hospitals

Drug resistant bacteria are becoming the largest health facing the United States. There are an increasing number of drug resistant bacteria, including: drug resistant bacteria due primarily to unnecessary and mis-applied use among humans and livestock, patients with hospitalizations for relatively minor reasons can suddenly face lifethreatening illness.

While many hospitals are implementing questionable flu vaccinations1 for their employees, many fewer have as rigorous solutions for nosocomial MDR infections.

Infectious DiseaseCases
C. Diff
Sickens more than a half million people each year and has a 17% mortality rate after one year2
Causes life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Mortality rates may be as high as 20%3

Emergency Room Wait Time Ratings

Time until initial exam: 0h 58m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 3 hour and 24 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 3 hour and 46 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 2 hour and 33 minutes delay before leaving to their room.

Patient Ratings

While customer satisfaction surveys don't necessarily reflect the quality of care provided at the hospital, it can identify some areas that are important standards to maintain, such as managing pain and maintaining a sanitary environment.

Overall Rating: AVERAGE
Ohio State University Hospitals 4.6 out of 5 based on 34 ratings. 34 user reviews.

72% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

Some patients praise:
  • Nurses usually take time to communicate well
  • Doctors usually communicate well with patients
  • Pain was usually controlled for patients
  • Rooms and facilities are usually clean

Negative Patient Ratings

  • Staff doesn't respond quickly when patients need help

1Questionable efficacy of flu vaccination
2C Diff Mortality Rate
3MRSA Mortality Rate

Ohio State University Hospitals Stories

Feb 29, 2024, 8:39 PM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "Family member has -> Blood infection in right hand, spreading up the arm to the armpit , with visual redness and soreness, extreme pain and inflammation. Have had much blood work done and x-ray. But still sitting and waiting and can't even get ibuprofen or anything else for pain or the swelling. 8:37pm now. Arrived at 2/29/24 4:58pm." - Robert

Jan 18, 2024, 2:28 AM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "Go anywhere but OSU! 3 hours, lol. I was puking up blood in the waiting room for 12 hours! Once finally taken back, they put me in a bed in a hallway for another 12 hours. laying there listening to the nurses talking about their weekend etc. No pain medication or any help. That is just one horrible experience because unfortunately I have chronic issues, and live right by there. If possible go to Riverside. Grant is ok to." - Bryan

Sep 09, 2023, 9:34 PM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "My daughter waited 12 hours and they kept putting her last letting everyone go before her while waiting and crying in pain. This is not ok. Now we have to go to Grant. This has happened several times to us. Is it just us?" - Kelli

Sep 06, 2023, 10:34 PM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "It’s 10:32pm and still waiting in waiting room since 2pm. " - Brandi

Aug 11, 2023, 11:14 AM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "9+ hours " - Anna

Jun 06, 2023, 9:52 PM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "Going on 4.5 hours at osu" - Mh

Dec 13, 2022, 12:54 AM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "I was brought in by ambulance for swelling due to my cancer n waited n still waiting and swelling getting worse, n I ask to talk to supervisor nurse n was told that they checked me in for pain and they wouldn't help the wait , I told them it was wrong I was here due to swelling n my cancer , n he refused to get anyone, n still waiting. " - Patti

Nov 10, 2022, 10:03 PM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "Wait te here is 4-8 hrs. I got here at 12:30 pm and still in waiting to and is 10 pm. " - Jean

Oct 27, 2022, 3:15 AM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "Your site says wait time in OSU main ed is under four hours. I’ve been waiting for 12 hours. " - Al

Oct 27, 2022, 3:15 AM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "Your site says wait time in OSU main ed is under four hours. I’ve been waiting for 12 hours. " - Al

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