Tag Archives: My Hospital Guide: Efficiency & Mortality

Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2013 (Dr Foster)

Summary The 2013 Dr Foster Hospital Guide has four special themes: Whether financial austerity is changing how money is spent on hospital treatments. The impact of drug and alcohol problems on patients and hospitals. The quality of care at weekends … 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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