Inpatient mortality rates among adults declined by 45% for pneumonia, 41% for heart attack, 29% for congestive heart failure and 27% for stroke between 2002 and 2012, according to a new report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The report looks at the declines by patient demographics and payer based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. The average annual decline ranged from 3.1% for stroke to 5.8% for pneumonia.