Pancreatic resection (pancreas surgery) mortality

Pancreatic resection is the surgical removal of tissue from the pancreas. This is often done to remove cancerous tumors.

A pancreatic resection requires technical skill. Complications of pancreatic resection can lead to a relatively high death rate.  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. Pancreatic Resection mortality rate tracks the percentage of patients who had a pancreatic resection who died.

In this case, a lower number is better.  

Most Recent Available Data (Rate per 100)
  2013 Q3
Northwestern Memorial 0
National Average 3.5
Performance Trend (Rate per 100)
  2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3
Northwestern Memorial 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National Average 5.26 5.26 5.35 5.35 5.35 5.35 5.35 3.5
Source:Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, www.ahrq.gov
IN-HOSP MORT PANCREATIC RESECTION