Tag Archives: Dr Foster Intelligence

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 … Continue reading

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Guideline on Sepsis Recognition, Diagnosis and Early Management (NICE / BBC News / RCEM)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently published “Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management – guidance” (NG51). This presents recommendations on the identification and assessment people with suspected sepsis; risk factors and risk stratification; and the … Continue reading

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Further Confirmation of the “Weekend Effect”: The Global Comparators Project (BMJ Quality and Safety / BBC News / OHE / Health Economics / BMJ)

Summary Recent research indicates that the “weekend effect” is a systematic phenomenon in the quality of healthcare, which impacts upon mortality rates in hospital care internationally. 2,982,570 hospital records from 28 hospitals in England, Australia, the USA and the Netherlands … Continue reading

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Open Data in Health and Social Care (NHS England / GovLab)

Summary NHS England and GovLab have defined a blueprint for the greater use of open data in health and care. NHS England plans to explore the ideas in this report, with the aim of achieving more consensus on the future … Continue reading

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Measures of Hospital Mortality Rates and Standards of Care (BBC News / BBC Radio 4’s “File on 4”)

Summary A leading health academic, Professor Nick Black, has been asked by NHS England to review whether the two main measures of mortality – the hospital standardised mortality ratio (HSMR) and the summary hospital-level mortality index (SHMI) – are meaningful … Continue reading

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