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UHCW Mortality Data


Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI), NHS Digital and Six things to know about the HSMI, CHKS, 2015

Linked HES-ONS Mortality Data, HSCIC and A Guide to Linked Mortality Data, HSCIC, 2015

National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death NCEPOD

National Mortality Case Record Review (NMCRR) programme resources, Royal College of Physicians

Using the Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio to help improve patient care : a guide for NHS Boards, Healthcare Improvement Scotland 2014

Understanding HSMRs A Toolkit on Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios Dr Foster Intelligence, 2014

A review of the way NHS trusts review and investigate the deaths of patients in England, CQC 2016

Report looks at high or low mortality ratios across hospital trusts in England,  NHS Digital 2015

Understanding the differences in in-hospital mortality between Scotland and England, Centre for Health Economics 2014

History, politics and vulnerability : explaining excess mortality in Scotland and Glasgow, Glasgow Centre for Population Health 2016

Quality gaps identified through mortality review, BMJ Quality & Safety 2016 26(2)

Indicator 5c Mortality Survey, NCEPOD

Mortality measurement: the case in favour, Dr Foster Intelligence, 2014

Review into the quality of care and treatment provided by 14 hospital trusts in England: overview report (Keogh Report)

Hospital mortality rates position statement, Faculty of Public Health, 2014

Local Government Briefing LGB26. Tackling the causes of premature mortality (early death), NICE, 2015


National Guidance on Learning from Deaths

Resources relating to the National Guidance from NHS Improvement

NICE Guideline NG6. Excess winter deaths and illness and the health risks associated with cold homes, NICE, 2015

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Perinatal – maternal, child


Deaths during pregnancy & childhood, including infant mortality and stillbirth profiles Public Health England

Global Health Observatory data on maternal mortality, WHO

Global Health Observatory data on child mortality and causes of death, WHO

Levels and trends in child mortality 2015, WHO

“Weekend Effect”

Seven-day Services – England, October 2015 – September 2016, Experimental statistics. NHS Digital, April 2017

Higher mortality rates amongst emergency patients admitted to hospital at weekends reflect a lower probability of admission, Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, May 2016

Research into ‘the weekend effect’ on patient outcomes and mortality, Department of Health, 2015

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