Why Is This Important?
One way to tell if a hospital is doing a good job is to find out whether patients admitted to the hospital have risk-adjusted death (mortality) rates that are lower (better) than the national rate, about the same as the national rate, or higher (worse) than the national rate, given how sick they were when they were admitted to the hospital.
In 2011, UMass Memorial Medical Center was ranked number one in Massachusetts for surviving a heart attack for the fourth year in a row. Source: U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
About This Graph
The information on this graph shows how the 30-day risk-adjusted death rate for heart attack at UMass Memorial Medical Center compares to other U.S. hospitals.