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University Of California San Diego Medical Center Ratings

San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 543-6222

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 University Of California San Diego Medical Center save lives? 19% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack13%
Heart Failure10%

Infectious Disease at University Of California San Diego 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: 1h 11m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 4 hour and 56 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 4 hour and 14 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 3 hour and 6 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
University Of California San Diego Medical Center 4.65 out of 5 based on 52 ratings. 52 user reviews.

74% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

Some patients praise:
  • Nurses usually respond quickly when patients need help
  • 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

    No consistently negative reviews

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

    University Of California San Diego Medical Center Stories

    Jun 27, 2022, 11:32 PM
    University Of California San Diego Medical Center: "5+ hour wait time to see a doctor. Admission staff was disorganized and ineffective. " - Fred

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