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Key Findings


How did Utah quality of care compare with the nation in 2005 through 2007?

For in-hospital adult deaths, Utah overall had a lower rate of heart failure deaths and heart bypass surgery deaths than expected compared to similar patients nationwide.  Utah overall had about the same rate of deaths as expected for balloon angioplasty, heart attacks and strokes compared to similar patients nationwide.   Utah overall means all Utah hospitals combined.  Rates and measures used are in parentheses  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 Data”.

How did hospital charges differ among Utah hospitals in 2007?

Average hospital charge among adult inpatients for the heart procedures and conditions in this report differed widely in 2007. 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 severity of illness level was higher than for minor/moderate severity of illness level.

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

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