Mortality Rates (30-Day)

Cedars-Sinai monitors and reports the number of Medicare patients receiving treatment for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or stroke who die within 30 days of admission to the medical center.

In each of the five areas, Cedars-Sinai's reports are better than the national average. This puts the medical center in a select group that includes only two other hospitals in the nation.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which collects these data, considers 30-day mortality rates to be an "outcome of care" measure. They show what happened after patients with certain conditions received care at a medical center.

Such measures show whether a hospital is doing well at preventing complications, educating patients about their care needs and helping patients make a smooth transition from the hospital to home or another type of care facility.

Mortality rates are limited to people who have Medicare and who are 65 years old or older, and are "risk-adjusted," taking into consideration how sick the patients were when they were first admitted to the hospital.

The charts below compare Cedars-Sinai with the national rates. For all charts, a lower observed mortality rate is better than a higher one.

Cedars-Sinai is one of 41 hospitals in the United States with mortality rates from heart attack that are statistically significantly lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, only Cedars-Sinai and two other hospitals have rates lower than the national average.

Cedars-Sinai is one of 186 hospitals in the United States with mortality rates from heart failure that are statistically significantly lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, we are among 28 hospitals that have lower rates than the national average.

Cedars-Sinai is one of 224 hospitals in the United States with mortality rates from pneumonia that are statistically significantly lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, the medical center is one among 40 hospitals that have lower rates than the national average.

Cedars-Sinai is one of 51 hospitals in the United States to have mortality rates from COPD that are statistically significantly lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, ours isone among only three hospitals that have lower rates than the national average.

Cedars-Sinai is one of 62 hospitals in the United States with mortality rates from stroke that are statistically significantly lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, only Cedars-Sinai and eight other hospitals have rates lower than the national average.

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