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Tufts Medical Center Ratings

Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 636-5000

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 Tufts Medical Center save lives? 7% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack17%
Heart Failure9%

Infectious Disease at Tufts Medical Center

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 34m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 2 hour and 28 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 3 hour and 26 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 2 hour and 30 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
Tufts Medical Center 4.6 out of 5 based on 23 ratings. 23 user reviews.

72% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

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

Negative Patient Ratings

    No consistently negative reviews

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

    Tufts Medical Center Stories

    Dec 07, 2021, 5:23 PM
    Tufts Medical Center: "I finally had to walk out the wait was so bad. It is currently not 3:26 min. It is much worse. " - Matt

    Aug 22, 2021, 5:22 AM
    Tufts Medical Center: "I’ve been here since 3 o’clock and I have not been seen or nothing and I asked about the wait time and then on me" - Micuel

    Aug 22, 2021, 5:15 AM
    Tufts Medical Center: "I’ve been here since 3 o’clock and I have not been seen or nothing and I asked about the wait time and then on me" - Micuel

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