Tag Archives: Generalised Hospital Mortality

Keogh Review Visits for Lowest Performing 14 “Mortality Outlier” Hospitals (NHS England)

Summary Experienced teams of doctors, nurses and patient representatives are to visit 14 hospital trusts where mortality ratios have shown higher-than-expected rates for the past two years. as part of NHS England‘s Keogh review.  “…intelligence held by different organisations across the NHS … Continue reading

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Hospital Death Rates Warnings Ignored (BBC News / Reform / NHS TDA / Verita)

Summary Professor Sir Brian Jarman, director of the Doctor Foster Research Unit at Imperial College in London, has commented that more than 20,000 hospital deaths could have been prevented if warnings about high mortality rates in certain hospitals had been … Continue reading

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Full-to-Bursting Hospitals Pose Potential Dangers (BBC News / Dr Foster / NHS Choices)

Summary The latest Dr Foster Hospital Guide for 2012 indicates that most hospitals in England are “full to bursting”, resulting in potentially dangerous environments for patients. It has been estimated that hospitals should run optimally at around 80-85% capacity to allow room to cope … Continue reading

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The NHS Outcomes Framework 2013-14 (Department of Health) and Cognitive Map (NHS Confederation)

Summary The Department of Health’s updated NHS Outcomes Framework 2013 to 2014 defines the outcomes expected, and the corresponding indicators which will be used to hold the NHS Commissioning Board to account, for improvements in health as part of the … Continue reading

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Preventable Deaths Due to Problems in Care in English Acute Hospitals (BMJ Quality and Safety)

Summary This retrospective case record review found that incidence of preventable hospital deaths, while lower than previous estimates, is still substantial. This study reviewed estimated life expectancy upon hospital admission, identified problems in care contributing to death and assessed whether … Continue reading

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Right Care (Invitation Letter): Creating Dementia-Friendly Hospitals (Dementia Action Alliance)

Summary The Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), in partnership with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has distributed this letter inviting leaders of NHS acute trusts to sign up to “The Right Care: a call to action to improve the … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews on Mortality

[A version of this collection appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Introduction Every month a large number of journal articles, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, are examined. Here is … Continue reading

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