30-Day Mortality Rates for Heart Attack, Heart Failure and Pneumonia at Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai monitors and reports the number of Medicare patients receiving treatment for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or stroke who die within 30-days of admission to the medical center.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which collect these data, consider 30-day mortality rates to be an "outcome of care" measure. They show what happened after patients with certain conditions received care at a medical center. Such measures show whether a hospital is doing well at preventing complications, educating patients about their care needs and helping patients make a smooth transition from the hospital to home or another type of care facility.

Both mortality and readmission rates are limited to people who have Medicare and who are 65 years old or older. Death and readmission rates are "risk-adjusted." This means that the calculations take into consideration how sick patients were when they were first admitted to the hospital.

In each of the five areas, Cedars-Sinai's rates are better than the national average. This quintuple achievement puts Cedars-Sinai in a select group that includes only two other hospitals in the nation.

The charts below compare Cedars-Sinai with the national rates.

Heart Attack 30-Day Mortality Rates

Cedars-Sinai was one of 41 hospitals in the United States to have mortality rates from heart attack that were statistically significantly lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, it was one among only 3 hospitals that had rates lower than the national average. 

 A lower observed mortality rate is better than a higher one. 

 

Heart Failure 30-Day Mortality Rates

Cedars-Sinai was one of 186 hospitals in the United States to have mortality rates from heart failure that were statistically significantly lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, it was one among 28 hospitals that had rates lower than the national average.

 A lower observed mortality rate is better than a higher one.

 


Pneumonia 30-Day Mortality Rates

Cedars-Sinai was one of 224 hospitals in the United States to have mortality rates from pneumonia that were statistically significantly lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, it was one among 40 hospitals that had rates lower than the national average.  

 A lower observed mortality rate is better than a higher one.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 30-Day Mortality Rates

Cedars-Sinai was one of 51 hospitals in the United States to have mortality rates from COPD that were statistically significantly lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, it was one among only 3 hospitals that had rates lower than the national average. 

A lower observed mortality rate is better than a higher one. 

Stroke 30-Day Mortality Rates

Cedars-Sinai was one of 62 hospitals in the United States to have mortality rates from COPD that were statistically significantly lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, it was one among only 9 hospitals that had rates lower than the national average. 

A lower observed mortality rate is better than a higher one