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IQI90 AHRQ Inpatient Mortality for Selected Procedures


What is the source of these Clinical Data comparisons?
The clinical in hosptial mortality measures shown below have been identified by the Agency for Healthcare Research (AHRQ) as being important indicators of care quality. Upstate Medical University participates in these evidence based data collections by making clinical information available to support such efforts.

The "AHRQ Target" shown in these comparisons is a calculated measure developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research, and it is based on risk adjustment information about Upstate Medical University patients. It reflects the fact that some patients are sicker than others or have preexisting conditions that make death more likely. These measures show Upstate Medical University actual and predicted outcomes as well as Upstate Medical Universities performance in relationship to other academic medical centers, as represented by the "Academic Centers' Median" shown.


AHRQ - Post esophageal resection procedure mortality
·A low number is better

What this means: This measures the percentage of esophageal resection procedure patients who die during their hospital stay. The esophagus connects the mouth to stomach and may be removed during treatment for cancer. Resection refers to the removal of the diseased part of the esophagus.

Why is it important: A low mortality rate is one indicator of good patient care process. This measure shows how Upstate Medical University compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

AHRQ - Post esophageal resection procedure mortality
Oct '14 - Sep '15

* National Comparison: 100+ Academic Medical Centers

AHRQ - Post pancreatic resection procedure mortality
·A low number is better

What this means: This measures the percentage of pancreatic resection procedure patients who die during their hospital stay. Pancreatic resection is the removal of all or part of the pancreas, usually to remove cancerous tissue.

Why is it important: A low mortality rate is one indicator of good patient care process. This measure shows how Upstate Medical University compares with AHRQ targets and other academic medical centers nationwide.

AHRQ - Post pancreatic resection procedure mortality
Oct '14 - Sep '15

* National Comparison: 100+ Academic Medical Centers