Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) - Deaths associated with hospitalisation, England, July 2012 - June 2013, Experimental statisticsExperimental statistics, Official statistics, Open data
- Publication Date:
- 29 Jan 2014
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- NHS Trusts
- Date Range:
- 01 Jul 2012 to 30 Jun 2013
This publication of the SHMI relates to discharges in the reporting period July 2012 to June 2013.
Further background information and supporting documents are available on the SHMI homepage (see Related Links).
In the period from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013:
• 9 trusts had a 'higher than expected' SHMI value, compared to 11 trusts for the same period a year previously.
• 17 trusts had a 'lower than expected' SHMI value, compared to 16 trusts for the same period a year previously.
• 115 trusts had an 'as expected' SHMI value, the same number of trusts as for the same period a year previously.
• Further contextual information to support the interpretation of the SHMI is available in the Executive Summary, which is available in the Resources section of this page.
1. It has come to our attention that there may be several trusts who are unable to record still births with a discharge method of 'Baby was still born' on their patient administration system (PAS) and are instead coding these records with a discharge method of 'Died'. This means that such records will be included in the calculation of the SHMI where they should have been excluded. We are currently reviewing this issue with initial investigations suggesting that the impact on the overall SHMI value for affected trusts is small.
2. The HSCIC is aware that there may be an impact of the present SHMI methodology on the SHMI value for integrated acute and community trusts. This is because activity from both acute and community sites at integrated trusts is included in the calculation of the SHMI, while activity from trusts which only provide community services is excluded. The HSCIC is investigating ways in which community activity for integrated trusts can be identified in the underlying dataset and will continue to review this issue with the SHMI Technical Working Group.
3. The total number of trusts has decreased by one from the same period a year previously due to the closure of trust RYQ - South London Healthcare NHS Trust.