Mortality statistics

Date: Wednesday 17 June 2020, 2.25PM - 4.30PM
Location: Online
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14:25-14:30  Introductions
Chair of the Leeds/Bradford Group

14:30-15:30  The evolution of the summary hospital-level mortality indicator
Gary Childs, Head of Delivery: Data, Insight & Statistics, NHS

The Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) reports on mortality at site level across the NHS in England. It is the ratio between the actual number of patients who die following hospitalisation at the site and the number that would be expected to die on the basis of average England figures, given the characteristics of the patients treated there. There is an ongoing review of the SHMI to evaluate potential short and long term changes to improve the indicator, this talk will explore some of the changes that have already been made, the improvements that NHS Digital are currently tackling, the different analytical techniques that are being explored and the potential evolution of the indicator in future.

15:30-16:30   (Mis)Understanding Hospital Mortality Statistics
Prof. Mohamed A Mohammed, University of Birmingham

Abstract TBA

Organised by RSS Leeds/Bradford Local Group with the RSS Medical Section

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