Measuring hospital-wide mortality – pitfalls and potential

20 Dec 2016 | Building Leadership & Capability

Risk-adjusted hospital-wide mortality has been proposed as a key indicator of system-level quality. Several risk-adjusted measures are available, and one (the hospital standardised mortality ratio) is publicly reported in a number of countries, but not in the United States. This paper reviews potential uses of such measures.

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