What Are We Measuring?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term for a large group of lung diseases that can block air flow in the lungs and cause breathing problems. Two common conditions of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services evaluates 30-day mortality and readmission rates for COPD patients:

  • 30-Day Mortality Rate: The percentage of COPD patients who died within 30 days of admission to the hospital
  • 30-Day Readmission Rate: The percentage of COPD patients who were discharged from the hospital and were readmitted to any hospital for any reason in the next 30 days

How We Are Performing?

COPD 30-Day Mortality Rate

Lower scores are better

Data Source: CMS Hospital Compare

   ★ Performance is statistically better than the benchmark
= Performance is statistically similar to the benchmark
   ▼ Performance is statistically worse than the benchmark

COPD 30-Day Readmission Rate

Lower scores are better

Data source: Hospital Compare.

   ★ Performance is statistically better than the benchmark
= Performance is statistically similar to the benchmark
   ▼ Performance is statistically worse than the benchmark