Outcomes: Effective

Effective-Mortality hematology

INTERPRETATION: The mortality ratio compares how many patients died (actual) in the hospital to how many were predicted to die given the severity of their illness. A ratio of less than 1.0 means fewer patients died while in the hospital than expected. Children's performs better than its peers.

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO IMPROVE: All departments regularly review their procedures to identify potential ways to improve survival.

DATA SOURCE: Pediatric Health Information System database sponsored by Child Health Corporation of America.

BENCHMARK DATA: Average of 43 other children's hospitals. The other children's hospitals’ ratios are less than 1.0 because the expected number of deaths comes from a larger reference database. Click here for more details.



Effective-Mortality oncology

INTERPRETATION: The mortality ratio compares how many patients died (actual) to how many were predicted to die given the severity of their illness. A ratio of less than 1.0 means fewer patients died than expected. Fewer oncology patients than expected died in our hospital.

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO IMPROVE: All departments regularly review their procedures to identify potential ways to improve survival.

DATA SOURCE: Pediatric Health Information System database sponsored by Child Health Corporation of America.

BENCHMARK DATA: Average of 43 other children's hospitals. The other children's hospitals’ ratios are less than 1.0 because the expected number of deaths comes from a larger reference database. Click here for more details.



Efficient Five-Year

INTERPRETATION: Survival rates are reported in 5-year increments based on the date of diagnosis. Overall, Children’s survival rates for all cancers compare favorably with the SEER average.

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO IMPROVE: All departments regularly review their procedures to identify potential ways to improve survival.

DATA SOURCE: Children's Cancer Registry.

BENCHMARK DATA: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute publishes cancer survival data from 18 population-based cancer registries located throughout the United States.