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Quality improvement, regulatory, and payer organizations use various definitions of hospital mortality as clinical outcome measures. In this prospective study, the authors evaluated a multicomponent intervention aimed at reducing inpatient mortality in a multistate healthcare delivery system. The project was initiated because of a statistically nonsignificant upward trend in mortality suggested by a six-quarter rise in the observed/expected mortality ratio generated by the Vizient Clinical Data Base and Resource Manager. The design of the mortality reduction plan was influenced by the known limitations of using hospital-wide mortality as a quality improvement measure. The primary objective was to reduce mortality through focused care redesign. The project leadership team attempted to implement standardized system-wide improvements while allowing individual hospitals to simultaneously pursue site-specific practice redesign opportunities. Between Q3, 2015, and Q4, 2017, system-wide mortality reduced from 1.78 to 1.53 (per 100 admissions; p = .01). The actual plan implemented in Mayo Clinic's hospitals is included as Appendix A to this article, published online as Supplemental Digital Content. The authors included it to allow comparison with similar efforts at other healthcare systems, as well as to stimulate criticism and discussion by readers.
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Name: Journal of healthcare management / American College of Healthcare Executives
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A vital statistic measuring or recording the rate of death from any cause in hospitalized populations.
A cancer registry mandated under the National Cancer Act of 1971 to operate and maintain a population-based cancer reporting system, reporting periodically estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in the United States. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program is a continuing project of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Among its goals, in addition to assembling and reporting cancer statistics, are the monitoring of annual cancer incident trends and the promoting of studies designed to identify factors amenable to cancer control interventions. (From National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication No. 91-3074, October 1990)
The expenses incurred by a hospital in providing care. The hospital costs attributed to a particular patient care episode include the direct costs plus an appropriate proportion of the overhead for administration, personnel, building maintenance, equipment, etc. Hospital costs are one of the factors which determine HOSPITAL CHARGES (the price the hospital sets for its services).
An approach, process, or methodology which emphasizes credible evidence and the best available scientific knowledge, judiciously integrated to achieve the best possible outcomes in structural design. For example, the design of a new OUTPATIENT CLINIC might incorporate a review of published research on outpatient clinic design, decisions on similar past projects, along with interviews with staff and consumers.
The prices a hospital sets for its services. HOSPITAL COSTS (the direct and indirect expenses incurred by the hospital in providing the services) are one factor in the determination of hospital charges. Other factors may include, for example, profits, competition, and the necessity of recouping the costs of uncompensated care.
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