high-mortality outlier

high-mortality outlier

Hospital care A hospital identified by CMS/HCFA as having a mortality rate far in excess of what is considered 'normal' for the other (±5500) health care facilities in the US. See Health Care Financing Administration, Hospital mortality rate.
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The municipal hospitals have had consistently more than their share of high-mortality outlier (outlier) hospitals in HCFA's overall death rate analyses, while the voluntary hospitals in New York City appear to be similar in mortality to other U.
For myocardial infarction, major teaching hospitals in California were more likely than other hospitals in metropolitan areas to be both low-mortality and high-mortality outliers (OSHPD 2002).

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