HealthGrades report shows top hospitals have 40 percent lower death rate
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A report that analyzes data for virtually every hospital in the country identifies Regions Hospital as one of the top-performing hospitals for emergency medicine. The report from HealthGrades includes mortality rates from 4,783 short-term acute care hospitals. Just 263 hospitals, including Regions, had risk-adjusted mortality rates low enough to qualify them as recipients of the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award.
Survival rates for 12 common conditions
The findings are based on a risk-adjusted analysis of more than seven million Medicare patient records from 2008 to 2010. HealthGrades Emergency Medicine in American Hospitals report focused on 12 of the most common and life-threatening medical emergencies among that patient population, including heart attack, stroke, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
For the group of patients studied, Emergency Medicine Excellence Hospitals had, on average, 41 percent lower risk‐adjusted mortality than all other hospitals. The report estimates that if all hospitals performed at the level of the Emergency Medicine Excellence Hospitals from 2008 through 2010, an additional 170,856 people could have potentially survived their emergency hospitalization.
“We encourage all patients to educate themselves about the quality of emergency medical providers in their area and to choose a top performing hospital whenever there is a choice,” said Dr. Arshad Rahim, report author and Director of Accelerated Clinical Excellence at HealthGrades. HealthGrades provides quality information about physicians and hospitals nationwide.
The report can be found at healthgrades.com
About Regions Hospital
Part of the HealthPartners family of care, Regions Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center and teaching hospital serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin for more than 130 years. Regions is a private, non-profit hospital providing outstanding care in women’s health, heart, cancer, surgery, orthopaedics, neuroscience, burn, emergency care and more. Additional information is available at regionshospital.com.
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