Upon completion of this activity, the student should be able to:
- Retrieve requested patient data from a hospital database.
- Calculate mortality/autopsy rates for a specific time period.
Definitions for the Assignment
Medical Patient is a patient who has no procedure code listed in the Principal Procedure column OR has a minor diagnostic or therapeutic procedure (codes 87.0-99.99) listed in the Principle Procedure Column
Surgical Patient is a patient with a Surgical Procedure code listed in the Principal Procedure column (excluding principal procedures which are minor diagnostic procedures – codes 87.0 to 99.99)
Download and review the Community Hospital Death Register from July 1, 20XX through December 31, 20XX.
- Download and save the Mortality and Autopsy Statistics Worksheet.
- Answer the questions in worksheet. Be sure to show your computations.