AHRQ - Mortality Measures

Clinical measures have been identified by The Joint Commission as being important indicators of care quality.  A process of care measure shows how often hospitals give recommended treatments that are known to get the best results for patients.  Risk-adjusted mortality measures are a quality indicator of hospital performance.


Post-CABG Procedure Mortality

A low number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedure patients who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

Post-PTCA Procedure Mortality

A low number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) procedure patients who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

Post-Carotid Endarterectomy Procedure Mortality

A low number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of carotid endarterectomy procedure patients who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

Post-AAA Procedure Mortality

A low number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair procedure patients who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

Post-Esophageal Resection Procedure Mortality

A lower number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of esophageal resection procedure patients who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

Post-Pancreatic Resection Procedure Mortality

A low number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of pancreatic resection procedure patients who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

Post-Craniotomy Procedure Mortality

A low number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of craniotomy procedure patients who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

Post-Hip Replacement Procedure Mortality

A low number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of hip replacement procedure patients who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

In-Hospital AMI Inpatient Mortality

A low number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of all acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or "heart attack" patients who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

In-Hospital AMI (Without Transferred Patients) Inpatient Mortality

A low number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or "heart attack" patients, not transferred to Fletcher Allen from another hospital, who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

Heart Failure Mortality

A low number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of heart failure patients who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

Pneumonia Mortality

A low number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of pneumonia patients who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

Acute Stroke Mortality

A low number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of acute stroke patients who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Mortality

A low number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of gastrointestinal hemorrhage patients who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

Hip Fracture Mortality

A low number is better.

What this means

This measures the percentage of hip fracture patients who die during their hospital stay.

Why it’s important

A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ