How well your baby's physician included you in decisions about your baby's care

This question measures the extent to which parents felt doctors included them in decisions about their child’s care and treatment when options were available. The possible answers are: Very good, good, fair, poor and very poor.

Research has shown that the interaction premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have with their caregivers has an impact on their development and can have an influence on the course of their hospital stay. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s NICU, we strive to provide the best care for each infant, while encouraging parents to be a part of the care and decision-making team whenever possible. When a hospital performs well in this measure, it may indicate that they provide a higher level of patient care.

About this measure

This measure tracks the percentage of NICU parents who reported that their involvement in decision making was “very good” or “good.”

Note: In this measure, a higher number is better.

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2014 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 92
National Database Participant Comparison 87
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3 2013 Q4 2014 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 87 89 91 95 76 91 90 92
National Database Participant Comparison 88 88 87 88 87 88 89 87
Source:Press Ganey Associates www.pressganey.com
How well your baby's physician included you in decisions about your baby's care when options were available