Tag Archives: Excess Mortality

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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Updates to Public Health Outcomes Framework 2016 to 2019 (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary The original Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) specified desired outcomes for public health. It concentrated on: Increasing healthy life expectancy. Reducing health inequalities and differences in life expectancy. Reducing inequalities in the healthy life expectancy between communities. A new … Continue reading

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Increase in Deaths in England and Wales in 2015 Accountable to Dementia and Flu? (BBC News / BMJ / ONS)

Summary Last year’s unexpected increase in the number of deaths, in England and Wales, appears to have resulted from the increase in dementia and respiratory diseases such as influenza among older people. Full Text Link Reference Spike in deaths ‘due … Continue reading

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Largest Increase in the Death Rates in England and Wales for Decades? (BBC News / HSJ)

Summary Professor Dominic Harrison (Director of Public Health for Blackburn and Darwen and adviser to Public Health England) has reported an unusually high increase in the number of deaths in England and Wales, with 5.6% more deaths during 2015 than … Continue reading

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The NHS Outcomes Framework 2015/16 (Department of Health)

Summary The updated Department of Health NHS outcomes framework specifies outcomes and the corresponding indicators to be used for holding NHS England to account regarding improvements in health outcomes. Full Text Link Reference NHS Outcomes Framework 2015 to 2016. London: … Continue reading

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Helping People to Live Well for Longer (Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England)

Summary This policy paper, released jointly by the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England, explains how the health and care system aims to become amongst the best in Europe in terms of reducing avoidable mortality. It includes … 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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Priorities for Essential Change in Mental Health (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, speaking to BBC News ahead of a conference at which the government unveiled the new mental health strategy, commented how the NHS has been wrong to treat mental illness as a poor cousin of physical health. There remains too much prejudice, stigma and discrimination about mental health issues. … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Increases Risk of Premature Mortality (BBC News / JAMA Psychiatry)

Summary Research at the University of Oxford and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, based on Swedish medical records for over two million people between 1969 and 2009, indicates that brain injury can treble the risk of premature mortality. Statistically, only 0.2% of … Continue reading

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NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators: December 2013 (HSCIC)

Summary Diagnosis is an important factor for the quality of life of people with dementia. The indicator “Estimated diagnosis rate for people with dementia” (2.6.i) aims to capture the quality of life of people with dementia. It identifies the proportion … Continue reading

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