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Monitoring our care helps us evaluate and improve the way we deliver care. We emphasize areas where experts agree on the best treatment for a certain condition. (A dash " - " means that there is no available comparison.)

DHMC 2010-2013 Top 10% Average
HOSPITAL STAY

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Average length of hospital stay: The average total number of days that patients stay at the hospital for their autologous transplant. 17
Days
- 19
Days
Time for the transplant to take hold: The average number of days until engraftment (the time until the transplant takes hold) for autologous transplants. 12
Days
- -
SURVIVAL - Multiple Myeloma

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Multiple myeloma - 100 day survival: Percent of multiple myeloma patients living 100 or more days following their autologous transplant procedure. 100% - 98%
Multiple myeloma - 1 year survival: Percent of multiple myeloma patients living one or more years following their autologous transplant procedure. 94% - 92%
Multiple myeloma - 3 year survival: Percent of multiple myeloma patients living three or more years following their autologous transplant procedure. 67% - 71%
SURVIVAL - Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL)

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DLBCL - 100 day survival: Percent of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients living 100 or more days following their autologous transplant procedure. 98% - 93%
DLBCL - 1 year survival: Percent of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients living one or more years following their autologous transplant procedure. 81% - 75%
DLBCL - 3 year survival: Percent of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients living three or more years following their autologous transplant procedure. 69% - 60%
SURVIVAL - Mantle cell Lymphoma

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Mantle Cell Lymphoma - 100 day survival: Percent of mantle cell lymphoma patients living 100 or more days following their autologous transplant procedure. 100% - 98%
Mantle Cell Lymphoma - 1 year survival: Percent of mantle cell lymphoma patients living one or more years following their autologous transplant procedure. 85% - 90%
Mantle Cell Lymphoma - 3 year survival: Percent of mantle cell lymphoma patients living three or more years following their autologous transplant procedure. 85% - 74%

We ask our patients to rate our care as one way to evaluate and improve our services. (A dash " - " means that there is no available comparison.)

DHMC 2012-2013 Top 10% Average
APPOINTMENT WITH PROVIDER

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Ease of making appointment: BMT patients rated the ease of making an appointment using a scale of Poor to Excellent. Percent of patients rating "Excellent": 70% - -
Overall satisfaction: BMT patients rated their overall satisfaction with a visit to their doctor or associate provider using a scale of Poor to Excellent. Percent of patients rating "Excellent": 81% - -
Providers' clinical skills: BMT patients rated the clinical skills of their provider using a scale of Poor to Excellent. Percent of patients rating "Excellent": 80% - -
Providers' thoroughness: BMT patients rated the thoroughness of their provider using a scale of Poor to Excellent. Percent of patients rating "Excellent": 79% - -
Involved in decisions: BMT patients rated how well they were involved in their medical decisions using a scale of Poor to Excellent. Percent of patients rating "Excellent": 74% - -
Nurses' caring/concern: BMT patients rated the caring and concern shown by nursing staff during a visit to their doctor using a scale of Poor to Excellent. Percent of patients rating "Excellent": 69% - -
Staff sensitivity: BMT patients rated the sensitivity of all staff to their personal needs during a visit to their doctor using a scale of Poor to Excellent. Percent of patients rating "Excellent": 71% - -
HOSPITAL STAY

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Overall satisfaction: BMT patients rated all aspects of their hospital stay using a scale of Worst (0) to Best (10). Percent of patients rating a 9 or 10: 85% - -
Doctor communication: BMT patients rated the communication of the doctors who cared for them during their hospital stay using a scale of Never to Always. Percent of patients rating "Always": 90% - -
Responsiveness of staff: BMT patients are asked questions about the responsiveness of the hospital staff rating from Never to Always. Percent of patients rating "Always": 67% - -
Questions about medications: BMT patients are asked questions about the responsiveness of the hospital staff to questions about medications rating from Never to Always. Percent of patients rating "Always": 83% - -
Nursing communication: BMT patients rated the communication of the nurses who cared for them during their hospital stay using a scale of Never to Always. Percent of patients rating "Always": 79% - -
Pain management: BMT patients rated Pain Management during their hospital stay using a scale of Never to Always. Percent of patients rating "Always": 57% - -

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