ERS distinguishes Hospital da Luz Orthopedics and Gynecology with Clinical Excellence
Hospital da Luz, in Lisbon, obtained once again the maximum rating of three stars for clinical excellence in the areas of orthopedics (in particular, hip total arthroplasty) and gynecology (performance and follow-up of hysterectomy), in SINAS evaluation by ERS – Health Regulation Authority. In the areas of pediatrics, cardiology, obstetrics and neurology, Hospital da Luz obtained two stars, thus maintaining clinical excellence levels above average.
The ERS also audited the behavior of health institutions in areas related with patient safety, facilities, comfort and equipment quality, as well as the adequacy level of services to patient needs and expectations. In all these areas, Hospital da Luz obtained the maximum rating of three stars.
The results of this evaluation, concerning 2014, were known this week, but do not determine hospital ranking, as the health units decided which areas to submit to SINAS evaluation. SINAS is a system of evaluation of healthcare establishments’ global quality, developed by ERS – Health Regulation Authority, based on three fundamental criteria: accuracy, transparence and objectivity. The Health Regulation Authority argues that this evaluation system «strives for scientific and technical accuracy, objectivity and fairness, motivation and involvement of caregivers, transparence and intelligibility, concerning the establishments evaluated and the public in general, particularly patients».