Significantly higher than expected death rates have been recorded at 19 of the 133 NHS Trusts in England, according to the Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College London.
“There were 15,396 more deaths than expected at the trusts in the period between 2011 and 2016”.
Hosken, A. (2017). NHS trusts record 15,000 excess deaths. London: The World Tonight BBC Radio 4 / BBC Health News, March 9th 2017.
September 2016: NHS Digital Update
Across 131 trusts there were 9 million discharges, of which 299,000 deaths were recorded while in hospital or within 30 days following discharge. Thirteen trusts had a higher than expected number of death.
Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI): Deaths associated with hospitalisation, England, April 2017 – March 2018. [Online]: NHS Digital, September 20th 2018.