Pediatric Mortality Rate
A lower number is better.
What this means
This measures the percentage of pediatric patients who die during their hospital stay.
The Expected Mortality shown in this comparison is a calculated measure developed by the University HealthSystem Consortium, and it is based on "risk adjustment" information about UVM Medical Center patients. It reflects the fact that some patients are sicker than others or have preexisting conditions that make death more likely. This measure shows UVM Medical Center actual and predicted outcomes as well as our performance in relationship to other academic medical centers.
Why it's important
A low mortality rate is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how UVM Medical Center compares with hospitals nationwide.
Chart Source Data - University HealthSystem Consortium