Navigation Links
Top hospitals have 27 percent lower mortality: Annual HealthGrades study
Date:1/26/2009

group of hospitals that excel across the board, not just in one or two specialties, and they should be commended for their relentless commitment to exceptional patient care."

In comparing hospitals in the top five percent, designated as Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence, with all other hospitals, the HealthGrades study found:

  • On average, a 27 percent lower risk of inhospital risk-adjusted mortality was experienced by Medicare patients at Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence in the following procedures and diagnoses: cardiac surgery, angioplasty and stent, heart attack, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal surgeries and procedures, pancreatitis, diabetic acidosis and coma, pulmonary embolism, respiratory failure and sepsis.

  • For those same procedures and diagnoses, Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence improved at a greater rate than other hospitals, lowering inhospital risk-adjusted mortality rates over the years 2005, 2006 and 2007 by an average 18 percent compared to 13 percent for all other hospitals.

  • Medicare patients had, on average, an eight percent lower risk of inhospital complications at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence for diagnoses and procedures that include orthopedic and neurosurgery, vascular surgery, prostate surgery and gall bladder surgery.

  • For those same procedures and diagnoses, Distinguished Hospitals reduced inhospital complication rates by 3.92 percent from 2005 to 2007, compared to 2.51 percent for all other hospitals.

Methodology

In its 2009 study, HealthGrades independently and objectively analyzed nearly 41 million patient records from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007, for 26 medical procedures and diagnoses at every one of the nation's nearly 5,
'/>"/>

Contact: Scott Shapiro
sshapiro@healthgrades.com
720-963-6584
HealthGrades
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Physician use of HIT in hospitals linked to fewer deaths and complications, lower costs
2. Houston Northwest Medical Center Is One of Two Hospitals in Texas Named A Mentor Hospital for Heart Attack
3. Hospitals and Health Systems to Cut Back on Both Capital Spending and Unprofitable Services in 2009
4. Hospitals demonstrate surgical safety checklist drops deaths and complications by more than a third
5. 85 Percent of Hospitals Select CCHIT Certified Products
6. Americas Best Hospitals Way Ahead of World Health Organization on Surgical Checklist Use
7. Justice Department Reaches Settlement With Georgia Regarding States Seven Psychiatric Hospitals
8. Ohio Business, Health Care Leaders Join Together to Improve Patient Safety, Reduce Costs in Ohio Hospitals
9. University Hospitals and OnCallData Launch New Portal Combining State-of-the- Art Electronic Prescribing and Medication Reconciliation
10. Detroit Area Hospitals Seek $75 Million from United American HealthCare Arising out of its Management of the Liquidated OmniCare HMO
11. Opponents Use SCHIP Childrens Health Care Bill to Attack Physician-Owned Hospitals: Doctors Call on Congressional Leadership to Remove Lobbyist Inspired Attack Reports PHA
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight ... behavior issues in other areas of the world, which ... that could lead to successful interventions. , A ... United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, ... African, children are at an increased risk for mental ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... A new study shows that moderate to severe ... risk of stroke, cancer and death. , Results of ... to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more ... times more likely to have a stroke (HR = ... (HR = 3.4), and 2.5 times more likely to ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one ... seven years: "How long do you think you,ll live?", According ... offending over time., Author Dr. Alex Piquero said the study ... of them offend at very high rates and commit more ... much later in life offend much less., "In a lot ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important ... has found. , Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 ... young men, who were around 25 years old when they ... their children. The results of the study were published April ... is the first to identify when young fathers are at ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Lower weight babies and babies who aren,t breastfed ... risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health ... study. , "There were good reasons to hypothesize ... inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), ... in the Child & Brain Development program. "It ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 2Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 3Health News:Study links severe sleep apnea to increased risk of stroke, cancer and death 2Health News:UT Dallas study: Youth who fail to envision future commit more crimes 2Health News:Young dads at high risk of depression, too 2Health News:Low birth weight, less breastfeeding create later health risks 2
... Rochester optics professor Jannick Rolland has developed an optical ... The aim of the technology is to detect and ... or cancerous without having to cut the suspected tumor ... lab. Instead, the tip of a roughly one-foot-long cylindrical ...
... CA Knee pain related to osteoarthritis (OA) is ... athletes, especially former NFL players, but researchers presenting their ... Specialty Day program (February 19th) say they have a ... patients who were obese with early-onset knee osteoarthritis showed ...
... treatment using microfracture for pediatric knee injury repair may ... American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine,s Specialty Day in ... are able to regain function and return to a ... "Our study focused on patients with articular cartilage injuries ...
... hernias are commonly found in individuals with a mechanical disorder ... fix the hip disorder alone in some cases, according to ... for Special Surgery, will be presented at the American Orthopedic ... 19 in San Diego following the annual meeting of the ...
... DALLAS Feb. 17, 2011 Low levels of ... warning sign of the presence of kidney disease and ... Southwestern Medical Center researchers. Using mice, investigators found ... of chronic kidney disease (CKD), improves when Klotho hormone ...
... , FRIDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Children as young as ... a study that finds practice is more important than age in ... 221 children aged 5 to 10 years. The largest increases in ... and 7 and ages 8 and 9. Performance appears to plateau ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:A new high-resolution method for imaging below the skin using a liquid lens 2Health News:Weight loss improves knee pain from common arthritic condition, study says 2Health News:Study shows young patients may benefit from microfracture knee procedures 2Health News:Common hip disorder can cause sports hernia 2Health News:Common hip disorder can cause sports hernia 3Health News:Anti-aging hormone Klotho may prevent complications 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 AARP Foundation today ... to support older adults suffering from the severe cold ... and its members are committed to helping those in ... and AARP Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar contributions up to ... The matching program will be administered through AARP Foundation. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... WORTH, Texas , Jan. 15, 2014  Humberto ... in Dermatology Achievement Award" from the Journal of ... Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical Conference (ODAC). The event is January ... Florida . The ... report on the practice of dermatology for clinical and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... provisional patent application concerning composition of matter, biological targets, ... tumor cell death.  This patent application ... stranded RNA molecules (VSRNAs) which interfere with the basic ... molecular size less than 10 bps, yet are surprisingly ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3
... As part of a three-year global initiative to identify ... problems around the world, Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka,s Changemakers® ... Health: Achieving Individual, Family, and Community Well-Being ... the most innovative models and solutions that are transforming ...
... England, July 6, 2011 , Vantia ... targeting large areas of,unmet medical need, today announces it ... series B round. The round was co-led by Novo ... Partners, all,existing investors in Vantia. The funds have been ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka's Changemakers Launch "Making More Health" Competition 2Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka's Changemakers Launch "Making More Health" Competition 3Vantia Therapeutics Raises £4 Million to Fund Clinical Development of its Lead Compounds 2Vantia Therapeutics Raises £4 Million to Fund Clinical Development of its Lead Compounds 3
Fine pointed grooved jaws with smooth curve from tip to finger grip style handle. Dull finish....
Inner jaw space 2.0 mm - 45 degree tip angulation. 20 gauge (.89 mm) diameter shaft and stationary distal jaw. Lightweight squeeze handle with dull finish. Jaws 1.5 mm serrated....
Straight shafts with 5.5 mm tying platform and 45 degree 0.3 mm teeth. Wide serrated handle with polished finish....
Straight shafts with 1 x 2 teeth. Flat handle with polished finish....
Medicine Products: