China records lower inpatient mortality rate

Updated: Oct 9, 2019 Xinhua Print

China's National Health Commission (NHC) on Oct 9 said inpatient mortality rate has been gradually declining in China.

China's inpatient mortality rate has fallen from 1.1 percent in 2005 to 0.44 percent in 2018, Guo Yanhong, an official with the NHC, said at a press conference.

The mortality rate of hospitalized patients with acute myocardial infarction decreased from 6.12 percent in 2014 to 5.02 percent in 2017, according to Guo.

In addition, the mortality rate of patients with gastrointestinal bleeding decreased from 3.59 percent in 2014 to 1.72 percent in 2017.

Guo said the mortality rate of craniocerebral surgeries, which are difficult and risky, has been decreasing for five years.

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