Also, check out the 2008 and 2009 quality measures just posted by OSHPD. 2008 looks wierd since only 3 deaths out of 67 but the adjusted mortality number, although better than the state average, is 9.1% so those 67 cases must have been very low risk or some other reason for the risk-adjustment to yield a mortality rate twice as high as the raw rate. I don’t know if there is a typo or what?
2009, the Hospital goes back to being mediocre (point estimate less than the state average, but not “statistically significant”, but check out the high quality of stroke care throughout the County! Four hospitals were statistically significantly “better” than average. The Countywide average risk adjusted mortality was 8.5% which makes Alameda Hospital’s 12.6% look really bad by comparison. Only Highland had a worse result for stroke in Alameda County.