Tag Archives: Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios (HSMRs)

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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Hotly Debated Weekend Effect May Have Been A Statistical Mirage? (Journal of Health Services Research and Policy / BBC News / Lancet / BMJ)

Summary Research does not take place in a socio-political vacuum. The ongoing junior doctors’ dispute has supplied fertile ground for allegations of “spin” and politically-motivated distortion in the interpretation of the so-called “weekend effect”, and raises questions concerning the planned … Continue reading

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Improvements for Patients at NHS Trusts in Special Measures (Monitor / CQC / NHSTDA)

Summary Monitor, the Care Quality Commission and the NHS Trust Development Authority have published a report on the progress made at the 11 trusts placed in special measures in July 2013. Practical measures resulting in significant changes include recruitment of extra staff, use of … Continue reading

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Healthcare Providers Supplying Misleading Information: Consultation (Department of Health)

Summary The Care Bill 2014 will make it a criminal offence for healthcare providers to supply or publish false or misleading information. The offence in the Care Bill is wide in its areas of potential interpretation, so may be limited by … 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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Chief Inspector of Hospitals Announces Inspection Plans (CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is overhauling how it inspects hospitals following the Keogh Review. Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals, has decided the revised hospital inspection plans will commence in August 2013. The inspection methodology behind … Continue reading

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