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Ohio State University Hospitals Ratings

410 WEST 10TH AVENUE
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 293-9700

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Emergency Services: YES




Contents:
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%
Pneumonia9%


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
172
MRSA
Causes life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Mortality rates may be as high as 20%3
28


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




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



Ohio State University Hospitals Stories



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

Jan 13, 2022, 8:01 PM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "No I have been here 6 and a half hours and hasn't been seen yet" - Lawana

Mar 22, 2021, 8:36 PM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "Very sick leukemia patient came to ER at the advice of nurse at The James arrived at approx 4:15 pm on Mar 22, 2021 w fever and serious wound on behind. Very weak patient could not be provided w a stretcher to lay down on and I was told it was against procedure for the patient to go to the car and be called when it was his turn to be seen. Patient left at his own will at 8:15 pm because he was so miserable to lay down. He has no immune system as of bloodwork taken last week. " - Amy

Mar 07, 2021, 11:27 AM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "I had major surgery on Thursday blood drained and my incisions are awful and I I'm really sick and I don't know what to do so I just want to come in there but I don't think I could wait 3 hours I need help" - JENNIFER

Mar 07, 2021, 11:27 AM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "I had major surgery on Thursday blood drained and my incisions are awful and I I'm really sick and I don't know what to do so I just want to come in there but I don't think I could wait 3 hours I need help" - JENNIFER

Sep 14, 2020, 5:07 PM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "Last Wednesday the wait at 5:30 September 9 I was told would be 6 and a half hours. Drove an hour away and went to an out of town emergency room was taken in right away and kept overnight for observation. Six and a half hours is unacceptable. This event occurred at the OSU main campus hospital." - Steve

Sep 10, 2020, 7:18 PM
Ohio State University Hospitals: "Here waiting now they're saying 7 hours" - Anna


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