Quality and Outcomes Reports - Herma Heart Center
Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic Volume
Why we measure it- Pulmonary hypertension is a rare disease in children and requires highly specialized care. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee is one of only a few centers nationwide that offers a Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic for just children. Our specialists provide a complete range of care for children diagnosed with primary or secondary pulmonary hypertension and see over 150 patients in clinic every year.
What this means - Research shows that physicians and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide better care and have improved outcomes for treatments and procedures. We are seeing more patients in the Pulmonary Hypertension clinic as noted by the large increase in volumes from 2010 through 2012. Our clinic opened in 2010.
About the data - This graph shows the number of patient visits to the Pulmonary Hypertension clinic from 2010 through 2012.
What we're doing to provide the best care:
Patients and families:
- If you need to schedule or reschedule an appointment, please call Central Scheduling at (877) 607-5280 or (414) 607-5280 as soon as possible.
- Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so we can gather needed information from you before you see the doctor.
- Check with your insurance provider before your visit to see if a referral is needed to see a specialist at Children's Hospital.
- Bring the name, address, phone and fax numbers of your primary care and/or referring doctor so we can update them appropriately on your care.
- Bring a full list of the medications your child is taking including over-the-counter medicines such as vitamins and supplements.
- Referring physicians can access our specialists for consultation or transport 24 hours a day. Call our physician referral line at (800) 266-0366.
- Health care providers from outside of our southeastern Wisconsin service area are encouraged to use our web-based
e-Consult service. This service is available for non-urgent patient cases only and gives providers access to our specialists to review patient cases, obtain medical advice or second opinions, and receive care recommendations for rare symptoms and illnesses.
e-Consult is not to be used by the general public, parents/guardians or families.
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