Dekalb Medical

2701 N Decatur Rd, Decatur GA, 30033

(404) 501-1000

60% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 252 cases.

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Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 365 cases.

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Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 761 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 99 hospital cases and a national average of 157 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 198 cases.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 129 cases.

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Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 241 cases.

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Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 601 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality Within 30 Days
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 219 cases.

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Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 219 cases.

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Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 151 cases.

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Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 490 cases.

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Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 66 cases.

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Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 84 cases.

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 95 hospital cases and a national average of 117 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 46 cases.

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Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 346 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 272 hospital cases and a national average of 242 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 274 hospital cases and a national average of 215 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 779 hospital cases and a national average of 377 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 426 cases.

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Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 481 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 47 hospital cases and a national average of 115 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 96 hospital cases and a national average of 196 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 33 hospital cases and a national average of 72 cases.

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Carotid Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 65 hospital cases and a national average of 137 cases.

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Peripheral Vascular Bypass

Complications Based Rating on 52 hospital cases and a national average of 63 cases.

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Patient Experience

After leaving the hospital, patients are randomly selected to answer the standardized, multiple-question survey developed by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Healthgrades obtains this survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

60% of patients would definitely
recommend this hospital

  • Dekalb Medical
  • National average
  • Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10 (high)

  • Doctors always communicated well

  • Nurses always communicated well

  • Patients always received help as soon as they wanted

  • Staff always explained

  • Pain was always well controlled

  • Always quiet at night

  • Room was always clean

  • Yes, staff did give patients this information

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Patient Safety Ratings

Patient safety ratings show you how well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications. Look for hospitals that are rated “Better Than Expected" or "As Expected" to reduce your risk.

Rated Better Than Expected in 2 safety indicators

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site

Rated As Expected in 8 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated Worse Than Expected in 3 safety indicators

  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
2 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Dekalb Medical

2701 N Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30033