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Mortality/Survival Data

Since The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is an academic medical center, we often treat patients with life-threatening conditions. Based on analyses during 2012, our mortality rate is about 25 percent better than expected for the types of patients we treat.

The chart below shows the actual Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center mortality percentage rate versus the expected rate for all patients admitted to our hospitals (inpatients). ​

 

How do we make our survival rates as high as possible?
There are many things we do to keep our survival rates high. Here are just a few:

  • Ensure you get the right care at the right time.
  • Have teams in place that can rapidly respond to your clinical needs.
  • Adopt safe practices such as hand washing, computerized orders and safety checks before procedures.
  • Have physicians whom specialize in intensive care take care of our sickest patients.
 

Total Inpatient - OSUWMC

Observed Rate
1.80%

* Expected Rate
2.41%

BMT

Observed Rate
1.53%

* Expected Rate
2.91%

Burns

Observed Rate
3.31%

* Expected Rate
3.89%

Cardiology

Observed Rate
1.98%

* Expected Rate
2.69%

Cardiac Surgery

Observed Rate
4.62%

* Expected Rate
3.79%

Dental/Oral Surgery

Observed Rate
1.09%

* Expected Rate
.44%

Dermatology

Observed Rate
1.40%

* Expected Rate
2.73%

Gastroenterology

Observed Rate
1.37%

* Expected Rate
2.14%

Gynecology

Observed Rate
.22%

* Expected Rate
.36%

Gynecology/Oncology

Observed Rate
2.90%

* Expected Rate
1.83%

Heart Transplant or Implant of Heart Assist System

Observed Rate
16.98%

* Expected Rate
13.84%

HIV

Observed Rate
3.89%

* Expected Rate
4.77%

Injuries/Complications of Prior Care

Observed Rate
3.06%

* Expected Rate
2.93%

Kidney/Pancreas Transplant

Observed Rate
0.00%

* Expected Rate
0.53%

Liver Transplant

Observed Rate
4.17%

* Expected Rate
5.44%

Med Oncology

Observed Rate
3.95%

* Expected Rate
6.24%

Medicine General

Observed Rate
3.04%

* Expected Rate
4.06%

Neonatology

Observed Rate
0.68%

* Expected Rate
1.53%

Neurology

Observed Rate
2.73%

* Expected Rate
3.99%

Neurosurgery

Observed Rate
2.95%

* Expected Rate
3.82%

Normal Newborns

Observed Rate
0.00%

* Expected Rate
0.00%

Obstetrics

Observed Rate
0.02%

* Expected Rate
0.03%

Ophthalmology

Observed Rate
0.000%

* Expected Rate
0.27%

Orthopedics

Observed Rate
0.70%

* Expected Rate
0.72%

Otolaryngology

Observed Rate
0.82%

* Expected Rate
1.13%

Plastic Surgery

Observed Rate
0.77%

* Expected Rate
0.69

Psychiatry

Observed Rate
0.06%

* Expected Rate
0.03%

Rehabilitation

Observed Rate
0.00%

* Expected Rate
0.18%

Rheumatology

Observed Rate
1.14%

* Expected Rate
1.71%

Spinal Surgery

Observed Rate
0.17%

* Expected Rate
0.38%

Substance Abuse

Observed Rate
0.000%

* Expected Rate
0.05%

Surgical Oncology

Observed Rate
1.89%

* Expected Rate
2.85%

Surgery General

Observed Rate
2.61%

* Expected Rate
2.98%

Thoracic Surgery

Observed Rate
2.89%

* Expected Rate
2.89%

Trauma

Observed Rate
2.22%

* Expected Rate
3.60%

Urology

Observed Rate
0.68%

* Expected Rate
0.63%

Vascular Surgery

Observed Rate
1.74%

* Expected Rate
1.43%

* Source: University HealthSystem Consortium