Explaincase mixand why it is important in evaluating different health care providers.

Explain case mix and why it is important in evaluating different health care providers.

To help you to better understand why case mix is important, here are some fictional heart attack mortality rates for three different hospitals. Consider the national average for heart attack death rates to be 16%.

Hospital

Mortality Rate

National Mortality Rate

Hospital A

16.1%

16%

Hospital B

18.6%

Hospital C

15.7%

Write a brief report in which you answer the following questions:

  1. Explain case mix and why it is important in evaluating different health care providers.
  2. Refer to the table of heart attack mortality rates for Hospitals A, B, and C. From your reading this week, what variables might be impacting the rates in the table? Please explain.

Note. When you have submitted your assignment, you are ready to participate in your hospital’s press conference in Case Mix Crisis – Hospital B Meets the Press.

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