Title

Using data to evaluate hospital inpatient mortality

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation

Date

1-5-2000

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Benchmarking; Data Collection; *Hospital Mortality; Humans; New York; Nursing Service, Hospital; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); *Quality Indicators, Health Care; Severity of Illness Index; United States

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies

Abstract

This article evaluates the use of hospital inpatient mortality as an indicator of health care outcomes and describes the development of related data. It demonstrates both the strengths and limitations of mortality as a measure of outcomes. It provides guidance concerning the development of raw and severity adjusted mortality data. It also provides information concerning data related to unexpected mortality and complications.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: J Nurs Care Qual. 1999 Nov;Spec No:55-66.

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

10616275