The NHS is to introduce a new standardised method for measuring death rates from April 2011. The review group set up to examine the Hospital Standarised Mortality Ratio in the wake of the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust said today that the HSMR should be replaced. The Steering Group for the National Review […]
The Guardian has released data on death rates following vascular surgery onto its datablog. The newspaper carried out a large-scale Freedom of Information request to obtain the data on vascular surgery from 116 hospital trusts. The FOI focused on the data collected by surgeons themselves as opposed to the data that is fed into the Hospital Episodes […]
The government has set up a working group to develop a single hospital standardised mortality ratio for the NHS in response to the latest report on the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Foster and the CQC have both come under fire for how they rate hospitals. Daloni Carlisle reports.
NHS Choices is to start publishing hospitals’ standardised mortality ratios on its website. The government’s flagship health site already publishes generalised mortality rates for heart surgery and operations such as hip and knee surgery. But within the next few weeks, doctors and patients will be able to access much more specific information. The HSMR figures will […]