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Better mortality measures for some conditions bode well for others
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals that perform best on mortality measures for heart attack, pneumonia and congestive heart patients also have lower mortality rates for other types of medical and surgical patients, an analysis of performance across more than 2,300 hospitals shows.

The results suggest that a limited set of mortality measures may be enough to identify high- and low-performing hospitals for patients and policymakers, said study co-author Dr. Ashish Jha, a professor of health policy and management at Harvard University and one of the authors of the study.