publication . Article . 2013

Did hospital mortality in England change from\ud 2005 to 2010? A retrospective cohort analysis

Jacques, R. M; Fotheringham, J.; Campbell, M. J.; Nicholl, J.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 13 Jun 2013
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Background: There is some evidence that hospital performance in England measured by the Dr Foster Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio (HSMR) has improved substantially over the last 10 years. This study explores mortality in-hospital and up to 30 days post-discharge over a five year period to determine whether there have been\ud improvements in case-mix adjusted mortality, to examine if any changes are due to changes in case-mix adjustment variables such as age, sex, method of admission and comorbidity, and to compare changes between\ud hospital trusts.\ud \ud Methods: Using Hospital Episode Statistics linked to mortality data from the Office for National Stat...
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