Mortality rate in Scottish hospitals drops by 10%



The mortality rate at Scotland’s hospitals has fallen by more than 10% since 2014, new figures show.
The Scottish Government said there were 7,800 fewer deaths between January and March 2014 and July and September 2017, a drop of 10.6%.
The latest figures show there were 6,084 deaths within 30 days of hospital admission between July and September 2017 - 14% fewer than predicted, giving a hospital standardised mortality rate (HSMR) of 0.86.
In this period, one hospital - Belford Hospital in Fort William - had a standardised mortality ratio significantly higher than national average.... read more

 
20 February 2018 in Politics, Views: 49
Source: Scotsman
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