Posts Tagged ‘Death rates’

Weekend death rates: there’s an association, but cause and effect is far from settled

It is not immediately clear why the Editor-in-Chief of the BMJ delayed her public response to Mr Hunt's perceived misrepresentation of an academic article ...

Risk of death in UK and US hospitals cannot be compared – HSMRs are unreliable

An investigation by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges into the use of Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios (HSMRs) as a means of comparing the qualit...

A key NHS death rate indicator “should be ignored”

A key measure of hospital death rates should be ignored, according to the expert leading the review into them. Academic Prof Nick Black has been asked by ...

Hunt is “turning NHS deaths into political capital”

Doctors have accused Jeremy Hunt of trying to "make political capital out of patients' deaths" after the Keogh report into 14 hospitals with high death rat...

Eleven NHS trusts under special measures

Eleven NHS hospital trusts in England are to be put under special measures for "fundamental breaches of care", the health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. ...

Five trusts identified with high death rates

Five NHS trusts in England have been categorised as having a 'higher than expected' mortality ratio over two years, new analysis shows. This analysis, by ...

More evidence of high weekend mortality rates

Mortality rates for patients admitted at weekends are higher than for those admitted on weekdays, an analysis suggests. Dr Foster's Hospital Guide for 201...

Hospital death rates improving, analysis suggests

An analysis of deaths in English hospitals has found 19 NHS trusts have higher rates than would be expected. But monitoring body Dr Foster's report on 147...

Hospitals facing closer scrutiny over patient deaths

All deaths in hospital and within a month of discharge are to be monitored under a new system in England. The scheme is being introduced in April followin...

“Huge disparities” in vascular surgery death rates

Doctors in the NHS do not know how well they are performing and whether they are more likely than their colleagues to kill or cure their patients, because ...

Hospital death rates a “poor measure of quality”

Death rates are a poor measure of hospital care and should not be used to trigger public inquiries, experts say. The BMJ analysis argued the figures were ...