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Key Findings

 

How did Utah quality of care compare with the nation in 2004 through 2006?

For in-hospital deaths, Utah overall had fewer adult heart failure deaths than expected compared to similar patients nationwide.  Utah overall had about as many deaths as expected for heart bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty and heart attacks compared to similar patients nationwide.   Utah overall means all Utah hospitals combined.  For more details, see the Technical Document.

In Utah hospitals that treated patients with this procedure or condition:

When the patients at each Utah hospital are compared to similar patients nationwide (based on a statistical test, the Exact 95% Confidence Interval):

Note that many factors can affect in-hospital deaths at a particular hospital.  Read more in “About the Report”.

How did hospital charges differ among Utah hospitals?

Average hospital charge among adult inpatients for the heart procedures and conditions in this report differed widely in 2006. For more details, see the Technical Document. For patients at the minor/moderate illness level, average hospital charge ranged from:

As expected, average hospital charge for patients treated at the major/extreme illness level was higher.

Note: Many factors will affect hospital charges. Read more in About the Report.

CMS treatment process measures
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) have created a web site. This site shows consumers how often hospitals throughout the nation use accepted treatment for heart patients and other kinds of patients. Read more at the HospitalCompare website

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