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CARDIAC CARE: 2011 VA AGGREGATE REPORTS

Totals by Gender



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2011

MortalityReadmission
 
Cardiology MedicalCardiology - Medical
Includes diagnosing and therapy for heart disease. Angina, congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are all examples of heart conditions. When treatment for these conditions does not include surgery, VHI has grouped them into this service line.
Gender Volume Used Actual Mortality Expected Mortality Percent of Cases Rating
Female 28,456 1.85% 2.00% 53.25%
Male 24,978 2.24% 2.06% 46.75%
Statewide Totals 53,434 2.03% 2.03% 100.00%


Invasive CardiologyCardiology - Invasive
Includes patients with medical conditions generally described in the medical cardiology service line that also had surgery. Surgeries include cardiac catheterization, cardiac pacemaker insertion, balloon angioplasty and placement of cardiac stents.
Gender Volume Used Actual Mortality Expected Mortality Percent of Cases Rating
Female 9,267 1.05% 1.04% 39.24%
Male 14,348 0.99% 0.99% 60.76%
Statewide Totals 23,615 1.01% 1.01% 100.00%


Open Heart SurgeryCardiology - Open Heart Surgery
Includes procedures such as coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) and cardiac valve procedures.
Gender Volume Used Actual Mortality Expected Mortality Percent of Cases Rating
Female 2,070 2.85% 2.61% 31.18%
Male 4,568 2.10% 2.21% 68.82%
Statewide Totals 6,638 2.34% 2.34% 100.00%


Totals
Gender Volume Used Actual Mortality Expected Mortality Percent of Cases Rating
Female 39,793 1.72% 1.81% 47.55%
Male 43,894 1.82% 1.73% 52.45%
Statewide Totals 83,687 1.77% 1.77% 100.00%


Total Patient Volume After Exclusions is the number of total patients in Virginia for a given service line(s) or demographic segment of a given service line(s) used in this comparison of actual to expected mortality in Virginia. This total does not include certain transferred or hospice care patients. The rationale and methodology for exclusions are explained in detail in the section titled "Methodology."

Volume Used is the number of total patients in Virginia for a given service line(s) or demographic segment of a given service line(s). This total does not include certain transferred or hospice care patients. The rationale and methodology for exclusions are explained in detail in the section titled "Methodology."

Comparison of Statewide Actual Mortality to Expected Mortality for a given service line(s) or demographic segment of a given service line(s) is determined using statistical significance which is calculated using volume, expected mortality and variance of mortality.

Statewide Actual Mortality Rate is the number of patients who died divided by the number of total patients for a given service line(s) or demographic segment of a given service line(s) in the state of Virginia.

Statewide Expected Mortality Rate for a given service line(s) or demographic segment of a given service line(s) is calculated based on the mix of patients within a hospital compared to similar patients treated in hospitals across Virginia.


Cardiology MedicalCardiology - Medical
Includes diagnosing and therapy for heart disease. Angina, congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are all examples of heart conditions. When treatment for these conditions does not include surgery, VHI has grouped them into this service line.
Gender Volume Used Actual Readmission Expected Readmission Percent of Cases Rating
Female 28,564 12.30% 12.48% 53.57%
Male 24,754 12.85% 12.64% 46.43%
Statewide Totals 53,318 12.55% 12.55% 100.00%


Invasive CardiologyCardiology - Invasive
Includes patients with medical conditions generally described in the medical cardiology service line that also had surgery. Surgeries include cardiac catheterization, cardiac pacemaker insertion, balloon angioplasty and placement of cardiac stents.
Gender Volume Used Actual Readmission Expected Readmission Percent of Cases Rating
Female 9,109 9.59% 8.94% 39.45%
Male 13,983 8.17% 8.60% 60.55%
Statewide Totals 23,092 8.73% 8.73% 100.00%


Open Heart SurgeryCardiology - Open Heart Surgery
Includes procedures such as coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) and cardiac valve procedures.
Gender Volume Used Actual Readmission Expected Readmission Percent of Cases Rating
Female 1,930 10.26% 9.91% 30.83%
Male 4,330 9.24% 9.40% 69.17%
Statewide Totals 6,260 9.55% 9.55% 100.00%


Totals
Gender Volume Used Actual Readmission Expected Readmission Percent of Cases Rating
Female 39,603 11.58% 11.54% 47.90%
Male 43,067 10.97% 11.00% 52.10%
Statewide Totals 82,670 11.26% 11.26% 100.00%


Total Patient Volume After Exclusions is the number of total patients in Virginia for a given service line(s) or demographic segment of a given service line(s) used in this comparison of actual to expected mortality in Virginia. This total does not include certain transferred or hospice care patients. The rationale and methodology for exclusions are explained in detail in the section titled "Methodology."

Volume Used is the number of total patients in Virginia for a given service line(s) or demographic segment of a given service line(s). This total does not include certain transferred or hospice care patients. The rationale and methodology for exclusions are explained in detail in the section titled "Methodology."

Comparison of Statewide Actual Readmission to Expected Readmission for a given service line(s) or demographic segment of a given service line(s) is determined using Rating which is calculated using volume, expected Readmission and variance of Readmission.

Statewide Actual Readmission Rate is the number of all patients who were admitted to a hospital for a cardiac service line and subsequently readmitted within 30 days to a Virginia hospital for a service related to their prior discharge divided by the number of total patients for a given service line(s) or demographic segment of a given service line(s) in the state of Virginia.

Statewide Expected Readmission Rate for a given service line(s) or demographic segment of a given service line(s) is calculated based on the mix of patients within a hospital compared to similar patients treated in hospitals across Virginia.



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- More than Expected
- As Expected
- Less than Expected
- Too Few to Calculate