Stroke mortality

Prompt diagnosis and correct medical care can save the lives of stroke victims. While some patients have higher risks than others, better processes of care may reduce mortality for heart failure. A lower death rate may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

About this measure

Mortality rate is the statistical measurement of the number of people who die. This measure tracks the percentage of patients who were admitted with a stroke and died.

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

Most Recent Available Data (Rate per 100)
  2013 Q3
Northwestern Memorial 4.8
National Average 9
Performance Trend (Rate per 100)
  2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3
Northwestern Memorial 6 6.1 3.7 6.4 4.7 5 5.6 4.8
National Average 9.57 9.57 8.59 8.59 8.59 8.59 8.59 9
Source:Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,