Lung Care Quality Measures
The Lung Program strives to deliver top-quality care to all patients. As part of this responsibility, we are committed to providing transparency across lung transplant graft and patient survival rates, as well as outcome of care measures for Medicare patients with lung-related conditions.
The information below provides an in-depth look at the data for lung transplants performed by Cedars-Sinai, including graft and patient survival rates in one-month, one-year, and three-year intervals. These measures are compared against national averages, and reported to the United Network for Organ Sharing, a regulatory body for organ transplants.
The 30-day readmission and mortality rate data below, as shared with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, provides insight into how well Cedars-Sinai is performing at preventing complications in Medicare patients who are 65 years or older, resulting from pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
All of these reports aim to reduce ambiguity in outcome data, providing patients and their loved ones the information they need to make decisions with utmost confidence regarding their medical care.
Pneumonia & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Cedars-Sinai is one of 224 hospitals in the United States with mortality rates from pneumonia that are statistically significantly lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, the medical center is one of 40 hospitals that have lower rates than the national average.
Cedars-Sinai is one of 51 hospitals in the United States to have mortality rates from COPD that are statistically significantly lower than the national average. Among California hospitals, ours is one among only three hospitals that have rates lower than the national average.
The rate at which patients being treated for pneumonia needed to be readmitted to Cedars-Sinai was statistically no different than the U.S. national rate during the reporting period.
The rate at which patients being treated for COPD needed to be readmitted to Cedars-Sinai was statistically no different than the U.S. national rate during the reporting period.
The Joint Commission has established treatment guidelines that, can help patients recover more quickly with fewer complications or lasting effects. Cedars-Sinai's performance for The Joint Commission measures compared to other medical centers and hospitals around the nation are highlighted below.