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

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center monitors and reports the number of Medicare patients receiving treatment for heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia 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 three areas, Cedars-Sinai’s rates are better than the national average. This triple achievement puts Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in a select group that includes only 22 hospitals in the nation -- less than 1% of the more than 5,000 hospitals in America.

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

Heart Attack 30-Day Mortality Rates

Cedars-Sinai was one of 71 hospitals in the United States to have mortality rates from heart attack that were lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, it was one among only 6 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 196 hospitals in the United States to have mortality rates from heart failure that were lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, it was one among 26 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 187 hospitals in the United States to have mortality rates from pneumonia that were lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, it was one among 27 hospitals that had rates lower than the national average.  

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