The Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) reports on mortality at trust level across the NHS in England using a standard and transparent methodology – the ratio between the actual number of patients who die following hospitalisation at the trust and the number that would be expected to die on the basis of average England figures, given the characteristics of the patients treated there. Trusts have been categorised into bandings indicating whether a trust’s SHMI is ‘higher than expected’, ‘as expected’ or ‘lower than expected’. This publication compares the actual number of deaths following time in hospital with the expected number of deaths, using the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI). The SHMI can be used by hospital trusts to compare their mortality outcomes to the national baseline. Summary available in PDF format, data files available in xls, csv format.
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