Where Does the Data Come From?The data on this site is reported to the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) as a performance measurement system. The data were collected from January 2011 through December 2012. National data represents 34 similar pediatric intensive care programs.
More about the quality of intensive care services at Hasbro Children's Hospital
Mortality rate is calculated as the number of deaths compared to the number of admissions to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) as a percentage rate.
A lower percentage rate is good because it means more patients survived illness or injury. However, a higher score does not necessarily indicate poor care. Comparisons of unadjusted mortality rates do not factor in the types of illnesses, surgeries, and injuries of patients presenting for care. You should consider the overall quality of a facility in addition to individual category scores.