Tag Archives: Mortality Rates

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 Weekend Effect: a Summing-Up of the Evidence (Department of Health / BBC News / NHS Employers / BMJ / Journal of Health Services Research and Policy)

Summary Debates have arisen recently about possible “spin” and politically-motivated distortion in interpretation of the “weekend effect” and the benefits to patients of seven-day working. The Department of Health has produced an impartial presentation of the research. This includes a … 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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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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NHS Mandate Updated (Department of Health)

Summary The updated NHS Mandate, from the Government to NHS England for the period April 2015 to March 2016, covers the renewed (and carried-forwards) ambitions for the health service. As with previous editions, it is structured around the five key … Continue reading

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Stroke Mortality and Weekend Working (BBC News / PLoS Medicine)

Summary A recent study indicates that stroke survival is associated with the number of nurses available at weekends, but not the frequency of doctors’ ward rounds. The importance of the so-called “weekend effect” is widely recognised across many areas of … 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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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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What Kills Londoners? (Guardian Data Blog)

Summary Data has been compiled and mapped to reveal the main causes of death in each London borough. It is possible to explore the statistics for a given area by clicking on it directly via an interactive map, or by typing-in a postcode search. The results … Continue reading

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