hospital death rates: Hospital death rate dropping, report shows - 12/14/08 10:57 PM
Canadian hospitals are improving the chances that patients will survive, new statistics suggest. The hospital standardized mortality ratio (HSMR) data released by the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) shows that nationally, the rate of in-hospital deaths has fallen four per cent over the past year, said Dr. Indra Pulcins, director of indicator and performance measurement at the group. While the data shows some hospitals and health regions have made progress in cutting patient mortality, there are variations by hospital and region. Nonetheless, the trend is down. "The bar gets lower every day," Pulcins said. Among the 76 large acute-care hospitals … (1 comments)


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