Quarterly Mortality Report - Issue 18

Date: 27 October 2017

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Issue 18 of the Quarterly Mortality Report is now available following the publication of the Apr 16 – Mar 17 SHMI by NHS Digital.

It provides information on mortality rates, indicators of the quality of care and system/process measures that may affect the quality of care. The report does focus on the data, however, we recognise that this is only one part of understanding the issues that may affect a Trust’s mortality rate.

They are an indicator and a prompt to looking at the wider system issues; the issues and themes that are explored in detail in AQuA’s Mortality Lessons Learned publication (May 2013).

The report is  set out in five sections:

  • Section 1 compares the North West with other regions of England.
  • Section 2 looks at the differences in data for the 22 Trusts in the North West for which the NHS Digital produces a SHMI.
  • Section 3 provides more detailed information for your  trust.
  • Section 4 focuses on a different topic each quarter; on this occasion it is Renal Failure and Acute Kidney Injury.
  • Section 5 looks at SHMI forecasting.

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