Risk-adjusted mortality

The standardized mortality ratio (SMR) is an overall measure of quality for intensive care

Risk-adjusted mortality describes the expected mortality of a group of patients with respect to the type and severity of illness and the patient’s age and previous illnesses. We establish a risk adjustment using the scoring system SAPS3 which describes how severely ill the patient is when s/he arrives at the intensive care unit. Viewed in an international perspective, Swedish intensive care maintains a high standard.

Diagram - The red dot shows SMR by department. The blue bar shows the confidence interval.