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One way to tell whether a hospital is doing a good job is to find out whether patients admitted to the hospital have risk-adjusted death (mortality) rates that are lower (better) than the U.S. National rate given how sick they were when they were admitted to the hospital. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes mortality (or survival) data for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia.

The 30-day timeframe for the measures below places an emphasis on how the patient is treated after their initial admission, as well as transitions in care and whether the patient is suitable for discharge.

Where do we rank? Edward Hospital is one of eight hospitals in Illinois considered Better than U.S. National Rate for AMI/Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality. See how we rate below:


AMI 30 Day Mortality
Q3 2008 to Q1 2011
AMI stands for Acute Myocardial Infarction, or heart attack. AMI mortality is defined as a patient death from any cause within 30 days from the date of their initial admission for a heart attack. Actions taken while a patient is in the hospital and during transitions in care can affect a patient’s risk for adverse outcomes. The 30-day timeframe places an emphasis on how the patient is treated after the heart attack, as well as transitions in care and whether the patient is suitable for discharge.
About this data

Where do we rank? Edward Hospital is considered "no different" than the National Rate. Edward's performance is based on 263 patients.


Heart Failure 30 Day Mortality
Q3 2008 to Q2 2011
Heart Failure Mortality is defined as a patient death from any cause within 30 days from the date of initial admission for heart failure. Actions taken while a patient is in the hospital and during transitions in care can affect a patient's risk for adverse outcomes. The 30-day timeframe places an emphasis on how the patient is treated after the heart failure, as well as transitions in care and whether the patient is suitable for discharge. After discharge, the hospital and clinician have less direct accountability for the outcomes of the patients.
About this data

Where do we rank? Edward Hospital is considered "no different" than the National Rate. Edward's performance is based on 685 patients.


Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality
Q3 2008 to Q1 2011
Death from any cause within 30 days from the date of the initial admission for the episode of care being pneumonia. The 30-day timeframe places an emphasis on transitions in care and the suitability of the patient for discharge. After discharge the hospital and clinicians have less direct accountability for the outcomes of the patients, but action taken while a patient is in the hospital and the actions taken by the facility to transition a patient to outpatient status can affect a patient's risk for adverse outcomes.
About this data

Where do we rank? Edward Hospital is considered "no different" than the National Rate. Edward's performance is based on 837 patients.


* What does Risk-adjusted mean?  Hospitals are shown to be "Better" or "Worse" than U.S. National Rate only if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) can be 95% certain that the difference between their risk-adjusted death (mortality) rates and the U.S. National rate is not due to chance. Risk-adjusted means that the CMS takes into account how sick patients were before they were admitted to the hospital. All others are shown in the No Different than U.S. National Rate category. Edward has been a state and regional leader in hospital survival rates. You may compare our rates to the national average here, or visit the Hospital Compare CMS web site to compare us against hospitals in the area.




 

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