Outcome based quality scores

These scores show how patients who were treated for certain conditions fared.

Hospital death (mortality) rates

Hospital 30-day mortality (death) rates for Duke patients compared to the U.S. national rate, by condition

  Duke Raleigh Hospital Duke University Hospital Duke Regional Hospital
Heart attack  No different than U.S. national rate No different than U.S. national rate No different than U.S. national rate
 Heart failure  No different than U.S. national rate No different than U.S. national rate No different than U.S. national rate
Pneumonia  Better than the U.S. national rate Better than U.S. national rate No different than U.S. national rate

The date range for the rates displayed in this graph is July 2011 - June 30, 2014. Source: www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov

What does this chart mean?

"30-day mortality" is when patients die within 30 days of their admission to a hospital.

The chart above tells you how well Duke hospitals death rates compare to national rates for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia patients.

The chart takes into account how sick the patient was upon admission to the hospital.

Hospital 30-day readmission rates

How Duke patients compare to the U.S. national rate

  Duke Raleigh Hospital Duke University Hospital Duke Regional Hospital
 Heart attack patients No different than U.S. national rate No different than U.S. national rate No different than U.S. national rate
Heart failure patients No different than U.S. national rate No different than U.S. national rate No different than U.S. national rate
Pneumonia patients No different than U.S. national rate No different than U.S. national rate No different than U.S. national rate

The date range for the rates displayed in this graph is July 2011 - June 30, 2014. Source: www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov

 

What does this mean?

A "30-day readmission" happens when a patient who had a recent hospital stay needs to go back to the hospital within 30 days of hospital discharge for the same problem. This chart tells you how well Duke hospitals did at preventing 30-day readmissions for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia patients when compared to other hospitals across the U.S.

This chart take into account how sick a patient was when they were admitted to the hospital.

What are we doing to continue to improve our quality?