Mortality: The Unifying Metric

July 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul2010, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p39
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.


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