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 after hospitalization at the medical center.
In each of the five conditions, Cedars-Sinai's rates are better than the national average.
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 mortality rate is better than a higher one.
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