Cardiac Care

Cardiac Care by Service Lines and Race

2013 Mortality

Race Volume Used Actual Mortality Expected Mortality Percent of Cases Rating
Cardiology Medical
Black 13,489 1.62% 1.71% 27.04% 2
Other 1,828 1.53% 2.13% 3.66% 2
Unknown 1,468 2.18% 2.08% 2.94% 2
White 33,109 1.95% 1.88% 66.36% 2
Statewide Totals 49,894 1.85% 1.85% 100%
Invasive Cardiology
Black 4,586 1.05% 1.16% 20.43% 2
Other 997 1.10% 1.32% 4.44% 2
Unknown 742 1.62% 1.19% 3.31% 2
White 16,120 1.12% 1.09% 71.82% 2
Statewide Totals 22,445 1.12% 1.12% 100%
Open Heart Surgery
Black 815 1.84% 2.04% 13.13% 2
Other 406 0.99% 1.41% 6.54% 2
Unknown 198 1.52% 1.99% 3.19% 2
White 4,787 1.71% 1.62% 77.14% 2
Statewide Totals 6,206 1.68% 1.68% 100%
Totals
Black 18,890 1.49% 1.59% 24.05% 2
Other 3,231 1.33% 1.79% 4.11% 2
Unknown 2,408 1.95% 1.80% 3.07% 2
White 54,016 1.68% 1.62% 68.77% 2
Statewide Totals 78,545 1.63% 1.63% 100%
  • 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.
  • Beginning with discharges during 2017, statewide summaries include all cardiac discharges from acute hospitals only as care in other hospital types (e.g., critical access or rehabilitation) may vary widely.
Rating
(More hearts are better)
= Less than expected
= As expected
= More than expected
= Too few to calculate (adjusted volume < 30)

2013 Readmission

Race Volume Used Actual Readmission Expected Readmission Percent of Cases Rating
Cardiology Medical
Black 13,519 10.07% 9.52% 26.93% 1
Other 1,663 8.42% 9.07% 3.31% 2
Unknown 1,467 7.09% 9.48% 2.92% 3
White 33,543 9.11% 9.19% 66.83% 2
Statewide Totals 50,192 9.29% 9.29% 100%
Invasive Cardiology
Black 4,517 7.79% 7.41% 20.56% 2
Other 886 4.63% 6.91% 4.03% 3
Unknown 704 4.83% 6.61% 3.20% 2
White 15,861 6.77% 6.67% 72.20% 2
Statewide Totals 21,968 6.83% 6.83% 100%
Open Heart Surgery
Black 765 6.93% 6.33% 12.97% 2
Other 346 3.47% 5.41% 5.87% 2
Unknown 186 4.30% 5.99% 3.15% 2
White 4,600 5.91% 5.80% 78.01% 2
Statewide Totals 5,897 5.85% 5.85% 100%
Totals
Black 18,801 9.40% 8.89% 24.09% 1
Other 2,895 6.67% 7.97% 3.71% 3
Unknown 2,357 6.19% 8.35% 3.02% 3
White 54,004 8.15% 8.16% 69.19% 2
Statewide Totals 78,057 8.34% 8.34% 100%
  • 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.
Rating
(More hearts are better)
= Less than expected
= As expected
= More than expected
= Too few to calculate (adjusted volume < 30)

2014 Mortality

Race Volume Used Actual Mortality Expected Mortality Percent of Cases Rating
Cardiology Medical
Black 13,554 1.65% 1.63% 27.46% 2
Other 1,939 2.17% 1.96% 3.93% 2
Unknown 1,336 2.54% 2.74% 2.71% 2
White 32,536 1.81% 1.82% 65.91% 2
Statewide Totals 49,365 1.80% 1.80% 100%
Invasive Cardiology
Black 4,403 1.18% 1.04% 20.75% 2
Other 1,063 1.88% 1.30% 5.01% 2
Unknown 630 1.75% 1.24% 2.97% 2
White 15,124 0.95% 1.06% 71.27% 2
Statewide Totals 21,220 1.07% 1.07% 100%
Open Heart Surgery
Black 867 2.65% 1.95% 13.79% 2
Other 426 0.23% 1.52% 6.78% 3
Unknown 188 1.60% 1.71% 2.99% 2
White 4,805 1.54% 1.55% 76.44% 2
Statewide Totals 6,286 1.61% 1.61% 100%
Totals
Black 18,824 1.58% 1.51% 24.49% 2
Other 3,428 1.84% 1.70% 4.46% 2
Unknown 2,154 2.23% 2.21% 2.80% 2
White 52,465 1.54% 1.57% 68.25% 2
Statewide Totals 76,871 1.58% 1.58% 100%
  • 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.
  • Beginning with discharges during 2017, statewide summaries include all cardiac discharges from acute hospitals only as care in other hospital types (e.g., critical access or rehabilitation) may vary widely.
Rating
(More hearts are better)
= Less than expected
= As expected
= More than expected
= Too few to calculate (adjusted volume < 30)

2014 Readmission

Race Volume Used Actual Readmission Expected Readmission Percent of Cases Rating
Cardiology Medical
Black 13,666 13.86% 12.96% 27.11% 1
Other 1,975 10.78% 12.24% 3.92% 3
Unknown 1,389 10.44% 13.07% 2.76% 3
White 33,384 12.64% 12.81% 66.22% 2
Statewide Totals 50,414 12.84% 12.84% 100%
Invasive Cardiology
Black 4,381 9.24% 9.53% 20.74% 2
Other 1,051 7.52% 8.55% 4.98% 2
Unknown 624 9.29% 8.69% 2.95% 2
White 15,065 8.66% 8.53% 71.33% 2
Statewide Totals 21,121 8.74% 8.74% 100%
Open Heart Surgery
Black 844 7.23% 7.36% 13.65% 2
Other 425 7.76% 6.56% 6.87% 2
Unknown 185 3.78% 6.98% 2.99% 2
White 4,731 7.19% 7.15% 76.49% 2
Statewide Totals 6,185 7.13% 7.13% 100%
Totals
Black 18,891 12.49% 11.91% 24.31% 1
Other 3,451 9.42% 10.41% 4.44% 2
Unknown 2,198 9.55% 11.31% 2.83% 3
White 53,180 11.02% 11.09% 68.43% 2
Statewide Totals 77,720 11.27% 11.27% 100%
  • 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.
Rating
(More hearts are better)
= Less than expected
= As expected
= More than expected
= Too few to calculate (adjusted volume < 30)

2015 Mortality

Race Volume Used Actual Mortality Expected Mortality Percent of Cases Rating
Cardiology Medical
Black 10,502 1.76% 1.81% 28.03% 2
Other 1,491 1.95% 2.13% 3.98% 2
Unknown 799 3.75% 2.26% 2.13% 1
White 24,677 1.86% 1.88% 65.86% 2
Statewide Totals 37,469 1.88% 1.88% 100%
Invasive Cardiology
Black 3,539 0.99% 1.07% 21.00% 2
Other 833 1.08% 1.32% 4.94% 2
Unknown 429 2.33% 1.20% 2.55% 1
White 12,052 1.00% 1.00% 71.51% 2
Statewide Totals 16,853 1.03% 1.03% 100%
Open Heart Surgery
Black 642 2.65% 2.09% 13.96% 2
Other 312 0.96% 1.78% 6.78% 2
Unknown 108 2.78% 1.35% 2.35% 2
White 3,538 1.58% 1.66% 76.91% 2
Statewide Totals 4,600 1.72% 1.72% 100%
Totals
Black 14,683 1.61% 1.65% 24.92% 2
Other 2,636 1.56% 1.83% 4.47% 2
Unknown 1,336 3.22% 1.84% 2.27% 1
White 40,267 1.58% 1.59% 68.34% 2
Statewide Totals 58,922 1.62% 1.62% 100%
  • Please note that the 2015 Cardiac report includes only nine months of discharges. This shortened timeframe, from Jan 1 through Sept 30, 2015, is related to the replacement of the ICD-9 with the ICD-10 coding system effective with discharges on and after Oct 1, 2015. Because of the increased detail of the ICD-10 system, a number of APR-DRGs had significant differences in volume. While these differences are not errors, for comparability, VHI chose to include only the nine months of 2015 discharges before ICD-10 went into effect.
  • 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.
  • Beginning with discharges during 2017, statewide summaries include all cardiac discharges from acute hospitals only as care in other hospital types (e.g., critical access or rehabilitation) may vary widely.
Rating
(More hearts are better)
= Less than expected
= As expected
= More than expected
= Too few to calculate (adjusted volume < 30)

2015 Readmission

Race Volume Used Actual Readmission Expected Readmission Percent of Cases Rating
Cardiology Medical
Black 10,619 13.53% 13.06% 27.71% 2
Other 1,522 10.78% 12.19% 3.97% 2
Unknown 817 9.79% 12.74% 2.13% 3
White 25,362 12.73% 12.75% 66.18% 2
Statewide Totals 38,320 12.81% 12.81% 100%
Invasive Cardiology
Black 3,534 10.33% 10.12% 21.02% 2
Other 833 6.84% 8.89% 4.95% 3
Unknown 425 4.24% 8.53% 2.53% 3
White 12,021 9.05% 8.82% 71.50% 2
Statewide Totals 16,813 9.09% 9.09% 100%
Open Heart Surgery
Black 625 6.72% 7.19% 13.82% 2
Other 309 5.50% 6.38% 6.83% 2
Unknown 105 1.90% 6.56% 2.32% 2
White 3,482 7.09% 6.79% 77.02% 2
Statewide Totals 4,521 6.81% 6.81% 100%
Totals
Black 14,778 12.48% 12.11% 24.77% 2
Other 2,664 8.93% 10.48% 4.47% 3
Unknown 1,347 7.42% 10.93% 2.26% 3
White 40,865 11.17% 11.08% 68.50% 2
Statewide Totals 59,654 11.31% 11.31% 100%
  • 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.
Rating
(More hearts are better)
= Less than expected
= As expected
= More than expected
= Too few to calculate (adjusted volume < 30)

2016 Mortality

Race Volume Used Actual Mortality Expected Mortality Percent of Cases Rating
Cardiology Medical
Black 13,874 1.54% 1.55% 27.36% 2
Other 2,088 1.58% 1.69% 4.12% 2
Unknown 985 3.45% 2.13% 1.94% 1
White 33,768 1.56% 1.58% 66.58% 2
Statewide Totals 50,715 1.59% 1.59% 100%
Invasive Cardiology
Black 4,840 1.01% 1.13% 21.02% 2
Other 1,206 1.33% 1.31% 5.24% 2
Unknown 589 2.04% 1.30% 2.56% 2
White 16,393 0.99% 0.99% 71.19% 2
Statewide Totals 23,028 1.04% 1.04% 100%
Open Heart Surgery
Black 674 2.97% 2.45% 12.52% 2
Other 367 1.09% 1.47% 6.82% 2
Unknown 166 0.60% 1.50% 3.08% 2
White 4,178 1.77% 1.79% 77.59% 2
Statewide Totals 5,385 1.84% 1.84% 100%
Totals
Black 19,388 1.45% 1.48% 24.50% 2
Other 3,661 1.45% 1.54% 4.63% 2
Unknown 1,740 2.70% 1.79% 2.20% 1
White 54,339 1.40% 1.42% 68.67% 2
Statewide Totals 79,128 1.45% 1.45% 100%
  • 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.
  • Beginning with discharges during 2017, statewide summaries include all cardiac discharges from acute hospitals only as care in other hospital types (e.g., critical access or rehabilitation) may vary widely.
Rating
(More hearts are better)
= Less than expected
= As expected
= More than expected
= Too few to calculate (adjusted volume < 30)

2016 Readmission

Race Volume Used Actual Readmission Expected Readmission Percent of Cases Rating
Cardiology Medical
Black 14,089 13.11% 12.80% 27.11% 2
Other 2,148 10.06% 12.00% 4.13% 3
Unknown 1,023 10.85% 12.27% 1.97% 2
White 34,711 12.39% 12.35% 66.79% 2
Statewide Totals 51,971 12.46% 12.46% 100%
Invasive Cardiology
Black 4,831 9.23% 9.60% 21.05% 2
Other 1,198 5.93% 8.42% 5.22% 3
Unknown 579 5.18% 7.75% 2.52% 3
White 16,342 8.65% 8.26% 71.21% 2
Statewide Totals 22,950 8.54% 8.54% 100%
Open Heart Surgery
Black 654 8.41% 7.16% 12.37% 2
Other 363 2.75% 6.50% 6.87% 3
Unknown 165 6.06% 6.70% 3.12% 2
White 4,104 6.92% 6.76% 77.64% 2
Statewide Totals 5,286 6.79% 6.79% 100%
Totals
Black 19,574 12.00% 11.82% 24.40% 2
Other 3,709 8.01% 10.30% 4.62% 3
Unknown 1,767 8.55% 10.27% 2.20% 3
White 55,157 10.87% 10.72% 68.77% 2
Statewide Totals 80,207 10.96% 10.96% 100%
  • 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.
Rating
(More hearts are better)
= Less than expected
= As expected
= More than expected
= Too few to calculate (adjusted volume < 30)

2017 Mortality

Race Volume Used Actual Mortality Expected Mortality Percent of Cases Rating
Cardiology Medical
Black 15,092 1.32% 1.49% 28.73% 2
Other 2,297 2.26% 1.89% 4.37% 2
Unknown 987 2.63% 2.37% 1.88% 2
White 34,153 1.63% 1.58% 65.02% 2
Statewide Totals 52,529 1.58% 1.58% 100%
Invasive Cardiology
Black 4,847 1.11% 1.22% 20.59% 2
Other 1,258 1.99% 1.43% 5.34% 2
Unknown 597 2.85% 1.13% 2.54% 1
White 16,841 1.08% 1.15% 71.53% 2
Statewide Totals 23,543 1.18% 1.18% 100%
Open Heart Surgery
Black 641 1.87% 2.23% 12.29% 2
Other 362 1.10% 1.61% 6.94% 2
Unknown 154 1.95% 1.71% 2.95% 2
White 4,060 1.65% 1.56% 77.82% 2
Statewide Totals 5,217 1.65% 1.65% 100%
Totals
Black 20,580 1.29% 1.45% 25.32% 2
Other 3,917 2.07% 1.72% 4.82% 2
Unknown 1,738 2.65% 1.89% 2.14% 1
White 55,054 1.46% 1.45% 67.73% 2
Statewide Totals 81,289 1.47% 1.47% 100%
  • 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.
  • Beginning with discharges during 2017, statewide summaries include all cardiac discharges from acute hospitals only as care in other hospital types (e.g., critical access or rehabilitation) may vary widely.
Rating
(More hearts are better)
= Less than expected
= As expected
= More than expected
= Too few to calculate (adjusted volume < 30)

2017 Readmission

Race Volume Used Actual Readmission Expected Readmission Percent of Cases Rating
Cardiology Medical
Black 15,388 13.64% 12.32% 28.41% 1
Other 2,324 10.07% 11.63% 4.29% 3
Unknown 1,009 8.62% 11.99% 1.86% 3
White 35,436 11.56% 11.94% 65.43% 3
Statewide Totals 54,157 12.03% 12.03% 100%
Invasive Cardiology
Black 4,857 9.16% 9.47% 20.66% 2
Other 1,250 6.16% 8.56% 5.32% 3
Unknown 587 6.81% 7.87% 2.50% 2
White 16,816 8.62% 8.32% 71.53% 2
Statewide Totals 23,510 8.56% 8.56% 100%
Open Heart Surgery
Black 629 7.31% 7.32% 12.26% 2
Other 358 5.87% 6.71% 6.98% 2
Unknown 151 2.65% 6.46% 2.94% 2
White 3,993 7.24% 7.02% 77.82% 2
Statewide Totals 5,131 7.02% 7.02% 100%
Totals
Black 20,874 12.41% 11.50% 25.21% 1
Other 3,932 8.44% 10.20% 4.75% 3
Unknown 1,747 7.50% 10.13% 2.11% 3
White 56,245 10.38% 10.51% 67.93% 2
Statewide Totals 82,798 10.74% 10.74% 100%
  • 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.
Rating
(More hearts are better)
= Less than expected
= As expected
= More than expected
= Too few to calculate (adjusted volume < 30)