TITLE

Mortality: The Unifying Metric

AUTHOR(S)
BETBEZE, PHILIP
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul2010, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features Doctor Leigh S. Hamby, executive vice president and chief medical officer (CMO) at Piedmont HealthCare in Atlanta, Georgia. It mentions that Piedmont focuses on two measures of mortality, namely, raw mortality and risk-adjusted mortality developed by the hospital that standardizes patient acuity levels. The article also informs that mortality is a unifying metric as it reaches across all other measures of patient safety.
ACCESSION #
52848243

 

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