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

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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

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