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Gastrointestinal bleeding mortality

A gastrointestinal hemorrhage is bleeding in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract begins at the throat (pharynx) and ends at the rectum. This type of bleeding has many causes, and the degree of blood loss can range from nearly undetectable, microscopic amounts to massive, life-threatening amounts.

Gastrointestinal bleeding can lead to death if it is not controlled. While some patients have higher risks than others, some of these complications may be preventable. A lower death rate may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

About this measure

Mortality rate is the statistical measure of the number of people who die. Gastrointestinal (GI) Hemorrhage Mortality Rate tracks the number of patient deaths in the hospital per every 100 patients with a GI hemorrhage.

Note: In this case, a lower number is better.

Most Recent Available Data (Rate per 100)
  2013 Q3
Northwestern Memorial 4.2
National Average 2.4
Performance Trend (Rate per 100)
  2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3
Northwestern Memorial 0 2.2 1.1 1 3.4 2.2 3 4.2
National Average 2.15 2.15 1.91 1.91 1.91 1.91 1.91 2.4
Source:Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, www.ahrq.gov
Last UpdateFebruary 24, 2014

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