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Mortality is the number of people who die while hospitalized. Hospitals have the opportunity to better understand the contributing factors related to mortality through the review of such deaths. Improvements to care delivery can be made when these factors are considered thereby reducing mortality.

How To Read This Report:
An explanation of the scores and how the cell coloring relates to them.

Key

Better Than U.S. Average At or Near U.S. Average Worse Than U.S. Average No National Average
or Too Few Cases

Measures

Mortality Measure - This is what is actually being measured. You can click on each Mortality measure for a longer definition about what this measure means.

Desired Performance - This gives you an idea of whether it's best to have a high score or a low score.

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Last Updated 01/29/2010