Patient Mortality Rate

What is patient mortality rate?

Patient mortality rate refers to the number of deaths in a particular group of people over a predetermined amount of time. 

The mortality rate can examine varying factors, such as people with a certain disease, of a specific gender, within an age range, or living in a particular area. 

Why is patient mortality rate reported?

Good clinical practice revolves around understanding and learning from patient mortality rates. This information can help doctors, researchers, and scientists understand what conditions are leading to higher mortality rates, which allows them to focus on an area in need of additional attention. 

Patient mortality rates offer a way to systematically assess the health status of a community, and it is very often used in a hospital to analyze its services and offerings