Variations in Excess Hospital Mortality Rates (BBC News / NHS Digital)

Summary

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”.

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Reference

Hosken, A. (2017). NHS trusts record 15,000 excess deaths. London: The World Tonight BBC Radio 4 / BBC Health News, March 9th 2017.

September 2018: 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.

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Reference

Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI): Deaths associated with hospitalisation, England, April 2017 – March 2018. [Online]: NHS Digital, September 20th 2018.

July 2019 NHS Digital Update: Broadly Consistent Results / Outliers

Fourteen trusts reported a number of deaths higher than expected.

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Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) – Deaths associated with hospitalisation, England, March 2018 – February 2019. [Online]: NHS Digital, July 18th 2019.

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