Using data to evaluate hospital inpatient mortality
Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
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
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies
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.
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Citation: J Nurs Care Qual. 1999 Nov;Spec No:55-66.