Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Heart health data

Compare 238 hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey based on their performance with heart attacks and heart failures. The figures come from Medicare's most recently available analysis of nearly 5,000 hospitals in the U.S. The study was risk adjusted, meaning they took into account how sick the patients were.

Compare 238 hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey based on their performance with heart attacks and heart failures. The figures come from Medicare's most recently available analysis of nearly 5,000 hospitals in the U.S. The study was risk adjusted, meaning they took into account how sick the patients were.
For readmissions, Medicare tracked how many patients had to come back to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. For mortality rates, the analysis measured the percentage of patients that died within 30 days of being admitted.
Medicare examined 36 months of data, from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2011, to determine if a hospital’s outcome was better, no different, or worse than the national rate.
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Valid rates were not reported for hospitals with too few patients.

* In some cases, multiple hospitals reported data to Medicare under one license, including Mercy Fitzgerald, which is grouped with Mercy Philadelphia. Kennedy University Hospital data represents locations in Stratford, Cherry Hill and Washington Township. Aria Health data covers locations in Frankford, Torresdale and Langhorne. Thomas Jefferson's data includes Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia.