Measures - Mortality

How to interpret the risk-adjusted mortality index

Our mortality scores take into account the severity of illness or injury. Learn more about how risk-adjusted mortality is calculated.

A score of 1.0 means a hospital's survival rate is what would be expected given the severity of its patients' illnesses or injuries. The further below 1.0 the number is, the better job a hospital has done to save lives and provide safe, quality care.

Our scores for the past year (lower is better):

  • .69 risk-adjusted mortality index for August 2014. Compared to other academic medical centers nationwide, this score ranks us in the top 18 percent for this important measure of patient outcomes.

  • .67 risk-adjusted mortality index to date for the fiscal year. Compared to other academic medical centers nationwide, this score ranks us in the top 16 percent year-to-date.

Saving More Lives

A low risk-adjusted mortality index is more than just a number. It means more patients were discharged from our hospital whose diagnoses and other health-related risk factors indicated they had a low likelihood of survival. This includes even severely ill or injured patients who were considered at high risk of death.

Read about what we do to save more lives.

Hospital Comparison Worksheet

Our hospital comparison worksheet can help you make your decision on your healthcare provider. Use it to collect and compare the top quality indicators for hospitals.

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