US Benchmarks for CHF/MI mortality and readmits

Using Medicare’s Hospital Compare data, researchers defined risk-adjusted benchmarks for US median 30-day mortality for MI (17%) and CHF (11%), as well as 30-day readmission rates for MI (20%) and CHF (24%) (article).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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