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Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) - Deaths associated with hospitalisation, England, October 2010 - September 2011, Experimental statistics

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Experimental statistics, Official statistics, Open data
Publication date:
Geographic coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
NHS Trusts
Date range:
01 Oct 2010 to 30 Sep 2011

Summary

This publication of the SHMI relates to discharges in the reporting period October 2010 to September 2011.

Update (November 2012): Error in contextual indicator 'Deaths split by those occurring in hospital and those occurring outside hospital within 30 days of discharge'

A small error has been detected in the SHMI contextual indicator 'Deaths split by those occurring in hospital and those occurring outside hospital within 30 days of discharge'. An issue has been identified with the methodology we are using to identify deaths that occur in hospital and deaths that occur outside hospital within 30 days of discharge.

On the October 2012 release, this figure will be revised to approximately 74.1 per cent and 25.9 per cent respectively. Changes to previous quarters are similar. A revised methodology specification document will be published with the next release in January 2013.

This is the third publication of the SHMI. This publication introduces three additional contextual indicators; Deaths within 30 days for elective admissions, Deaths within 30 days for non-elective admissions and Deaths split by those occurring in hospital and those occurring outside hospital within 30 days of discharge, to add some context to the interpretation of the SHMI.

Further details of these new contextual indicators can be found in the methodological changes document (see Related Links).

Key facts

In the period from 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2011:

• 9 trusts had a SHMI value categorised as 'higher than expected'

• 14 trusts had a SHMI value categorised as 'lower than expected'

• 124 trusts had a SHMI value categorised as 'as expected'

• The percentage of patient admissions with palliative care coded at either diagnosis or specialty level is approximately 0.9 per cent

• The percentage of patient deaths with palliative care coded at either diagnosis or specialty level is approximately 16.4 per cent

• The percentage of elective admissions where a death occurs either in hospital or within thirty days (inclusive) of being discharged is approximately 0.7 per cent

• The percentage of non-elective admissions including admissions coded as 'unknown' where a death occurs either in hospital or within thirty days (inclusive) of being discharged is approximately 3.7 per cent

• The percentage of deaths split by those occurring in hospital and those occurring outside hospital within 30 days of discharge is approximately 76.6 per cent and 23.4 per cent respectively.

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Last edited: 15 February 2018 2:41 pm