Why is this information important? Heart disease is a leading cause of death in Virginia. Some hospitals have lower mortality or readmission rates than others. Use our information to learn more about cardiac care and talk to your doctor. (More...)
What information is available? Studies show that experienced hospitals and doctors may have better results in heart care. VHI's report shows how often hospitals provide cardiac care. You will also find how often patients die or must be hospitalized again within 30 days.
Is it fair to compare different hospitals? Some patients are very sick and more likely to die or be readmitted. VHI worked with scientists, hospitals and doctors to fairly compare care among hospitals. Be sure to discuss this and other information with your doctor.