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Hospital Mortality and Readmission Measures Refreshed on MNHealthScores

MNCM recently refreshed several hospital measures on MNHealthScores:

  • 30-day Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Mortality Rate
  • 30-day Heart Failure (HF) Mortality Rate
  • 30- day Pneumonia Mortality Rate
  • 30-day AMI Readmission Rate
  • 30-day HF Readmission Rate
  • 30-day Pneumonia Readmission Rate
  • 30-day Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Readmission Rate
  • 30-day Total Knee or Hip Replacement Readmission Rate

The mortality measures have been refreshed for the period of April 1, 2014–March 31, 2017; the readmission measures reflect the period July 1, 2014–June 30, 2017 – accessed from data on CMS’s Hospital Compare website.

Hospitals are ranked for each measure compared to the national average. See the results at