Have you ever wondered about the hospital mortality rates in New Jersey or wanted to research a local hospital in which you might have treatment? There are many ways to measure the quality of a hospital, but one of the most reliable is to look at their safety statistics, including infection and hospital mortality rates.
The New Jersey State Department of Health has posted statistics of hospital mortality rates for the most common serious conditions: heart attacks, pneumonia, heart failure and stroke. Any consumer can view the mortality and infection statistics for any hospital within NJ. The data is from 2012 – the most recent available.
The East Brunswick Patch compiled this information into a convenient list. Please note that the list is presented somewhat counterintuitively – the lower the mortality rate number, the better. It’s also important to remember that, if a zero is presented as the hospital mortality rate, it is possible that the hospital did not have any of those conditions in that year.