SHOCK: Hospital mortality rate higher than expected in 8 NHS England trusts but none in Scotland’s more equal society

A close up of a map

Description automatically generated

A close up of a map

Description automatically generated

Hospital mortality ratios are a useful if imperfect measure of performance. As you can see in the diagram above, all of the Scottish hospitals cluster around the national baseline and within the safe limits, suggesting a high level of performance including safety for patients with the Western General actually doing a wee bit better than expected.

In NHS England, 8 hospitals have mortality rates above the control limit [bad] while 13 have rates below the limit.

This suggests, I think (statistician alert!), evidence of a more unequal society.

Published by johnrobertson834

Retired Professor of Media Politics Not-for-profit independent political analysis

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


A Son of Scotland

Talking-Up Scotland Collective

Contributor reminders and comments:

Talking-up Scotland

Counter- propaganda and Citizen Journalism since 2014

SCOT goes POP!

Contributor reminders and comments:

So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable. - Aldous Huxley

Bella Caledonia

Contributor reminders and comments:

Wings Over Scotland

sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul

openDemocracy RSS

Contributor reminders and comments:


Scottish and Uk Politics

%d bloggers like this: