Guarding Patients' Lives

Guarding Patients' Lives

This page shows how well we care for very complex cases and help our patients live to recover from their conditions. Observed to Expected Mortality is the figure that measures this ability, and Vanderbilt beats that national average. A number below 1.0 means that fewer patients die in the hospital than would be expected, given how many serious and complicated cases Vanderbilt treats.

line graph, Observed to Expected Mortality - compared to national standards, Vanderbilt patients survive at a better-than-expected rate.