Table 2Estimated aggregate number of in-hospital deaths reduced in 2004 through improvements in hospital mortality rates since 1994 for selected diagnoses and surgical procedures

Inpatient hospital careNumber of admissions (2004)*Estimated in-hospital deaths reduced (2004)
 Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)582,70025,200
 Congestive heart failure1,143,30033,300
 Gastrointestinal hemorrhage531,00011,200
 Hip fracture294,9004,800
 Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair39,2001,200
 Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)127,600700
 Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)303,0005,900
 Hip replacement217,300400
 Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)772,1003,100

Admissions include those meeting the AHRQ IQI criteria for inclusion in the mortality measure.

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 1994–2004.

From: Trends in Hospital Risk-Adjusted Mortality for Select Diagnoses and Procedures, 1994–2004

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