Heart failure mortality 'varies threefold' among Australian hospitals

About one in 10 patients dies within 30 days of admission but there's a disparity in the quality of care, researchers say

Heart failure mortality rates in Australian and New Zealand hospitals vary widely, with some having double or triple the death rate of others, study results show.

Hospital sign for Cardiology department

In what researchers believe is the first large study of 30-day heart failure mortality and readmission rates outside the US, results for 392 hospitals and more than 154,000 patients admitted for the condition have been analysed.

The data covering the period 2010-15 included all Australian