Children's Health - Clinical Data

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.

Pediatric Mortality Rate

A lower number is better.

What this means

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

The Expected Mortality shown in this comparison is a calculated measure developed by the University HealthSystem Consortium, and it is based on “risk adjustment” information about Fletcher Allen patients. It reflects the fact that some patients are sicker than others or have preexisting conditions that make death more likely. This measure shows Fletcher Allen actual and predicted outcomes as well as our performance in relationship to other academic medical centers.

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 hospitals nationwide.

Chart Source Data - University HealthSystem Consortium