Scottish hospitals so much safer

Figure 1 is an epidemic curve of COVID-19 cases with first positive specimen taken during an inpatient stay. The length of the bars are the counts of COVID-19 cases during each week, from week ending 1 March to week ending 29 November 2020, with the bars broken down by hospital onset status: non-hospital onset (day 1 or 2 of in-patient stay), indeterminate hospital onset, probable hospital onset and definite hospital onset. The chart shows a steep increase in overall cases and definite hospital onset cases until a peak on week ending 5 April. This is followed by a decline in overall cases and definite hospital onset cases since this peak; few cases were observed during July and August. An increase has been observed in overall and definite hospital onset cases since week ending 30 August.
Figure 1: Epidemic curve of COVID-19 cases with first positive specimen taken during an inpatient stay, by onset status: week-ending 1 March to week-ending 29 November 2020 (n=8,633)

https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/population-health/covid-19/hospital-onset-covid-19-cases-in-scotland/

Hospital-acquired Covid-19 numbers fall again, four weeks since BBC Scotland health correspondent, Lisa Summers, tweeted happily to warn the public of an increase to a whopping tenth of the level in NHS England. Summers did not, of course, mention NHS England and the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine which exposed the situation there has not repeated its October 30th study. I’ll ask them.

‘They’ll need a bigger spreadsheet?’

As far as I can see the UK press have not returned to the story after this in the Telegraph on the 10th December:

Maybe Disclosure Scotland are working on it?

One thought on “Scottish hospitals so much safer

  1. Alder Hey. Bristol. Stafford. Furness.
    Just a few of the health scandals in recent years in England.
    Names you will never hear, on or in, the “Scottish” media, which exaggerates, expands and hypes up, any Scottish health story whether based on facts or hearsay.

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