|National Academic Hospitals
||Hospitals in North Carolina
|Duke University Hospital
||No different than other national academic hospitals||No different than other hospitals in North Carolina|
The chart above shows how the rate of inpatient mortality for stroke patients who received clot-busting treatment compares with other national academic hospitals and other hospitals in North Carolina.
Inpatient mortality occurs when a patient dies during their hospital stay. The rate of inpatient mortality takes into account the severity of a patient's illness at the time they were admitted to the hospital.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: