Posts Tagged ‘Mortality rates’

Poverty and deprivation have a significant impact on health outcomes in England and Wales

Avoidable, amenable and preventable mortality is strongly related to area deprivation in England and in Wales, a report by the Office for National Statisti...

Hunt announces a review of the way NHS deaths are investigated following Southern Health

A review of the way deaths are investigated throughout the NHS has been announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. It coincides with the publication of ...

System already exists for analysing death rates

Now I don’t normally consider myself a fashionista, (“you said it” mutters the daughter darkly) although I do believe that I cut a svelte figure amon...

Expert questions 13,000 needless deaths claim

Widespread reports of 13,000 preventable deaths at NHS trusts should be ignored, an expert argues. Professor David Spiegelhalter challenged media reports ...

Leeds children’s heart surgery suspension “wrong”

Children's heart surgery was wrongly suspended at Leeds General Infirmary because of "incomplete" information, a senior doctor has said. The unit was shut...

20,000 hospital deaths warning ‘ignored’

More than 20,000 hospital deaths could have been prevented if warnings about high mortality rates had been acted on quickly, a government adviser has said....

Low staff levels not only reason for death rates

Low staffing levels are not the only reason why mortality rates increase in hospitals at weekends, two leading experts claim on bmj.com. Andrew Goddard,...

Poor performers on mortality ratings named

Fourteen hospital trusts have been identified as the poorest performers in the first official hospital-wide mortality ratings. The NHS Information Centre ...

Call for outcome data to be widely published

All surgical specialties are being urged to share and publicly publish their outcome data as soon as possible. The call comes after research on 400,000 c...