August 4, 2015, Issue #481
AHRQ Stats: Hospital Mortality Rates
Hospital mortality rates among adults declined from 2002 to 2012 for four common health conditions, decreasing by 45 percent for pneumonia, 41 percent for heart attack, 29 percent for congestive heart failure and 27 percent for stroke. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #194: Trends in Observed Adult Inpatient Mortality for High-Volume Conditions, 2002-2012.)
Anika L. Hines, Ph.D., M.P.H., Kevin C. Heslin, Ph.D., H. Joanna Jiang, Ph.D., and Rosanna Coffey, Ph.D.