Concept: Mortality Rate Calculation

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Last Updated: 2003-03-06

Introduction
    Mortality rates are typically calculated within 60 and 90 days of hospital admission and 30 days of hospital discharge.

    Mortality for AMI, cancer, and hip fracture was defined using the program, death_adm.txt (see Mortality SAS Code below) - (internal access only) , which keeps people in only one of these categories (e.g. if a person had a hip and AMI then that person is only assigned as having an AMI). Randy Walld was responsible for identifying these three events in conjunction with the mortality measures.

    This program was used to generate the results in the Monitoring the Winnipeg Hospital System deliverables.

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  • Brownell M, Roos NP. Monitoring the Winnipeg Hospital System: The Update Report 1993/1994. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1996. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Roos LL, Fisher ES, Sharp SM, Newhouse JP, Anderson G, Bubolz TA. Postsurgical mortality in Manitoba and New England. JAMA 1990;263(18):2453-2458. [Abstract] (View)
  • Roos NP, Shapiro E. Monitoring the Winnipeg Hospital System: The First Report. 1990-1992 . Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)