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30 min2019 NOV 19
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Monitoring Patient Mortality: Compliance and Quality

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Patient mortality is closely monitored. If a patient dies, the hospital wants to be sure the documentation accurately portrays the acuity of the patient, with all diagnoses, so that when the risk of mortality is calculated with the complex algorithm used by federal agencies, it demonstrates that the death was not unexpected, and is not indicative of poor-quality care.