SHMI research and development
The Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) methodology is subject to continuous review and development. Known issues are kept under review and are detailed in the SHMI methodology development log.
Reports and further SHMI analysis carried out by NHS Digital
Reports and further analyses on the SHMI are provided below. These are grouped under the same topic headings as those used in the SHMI methodology development log for ease of reference.
Risk adjustment variables
SHMI Technical Working Group proceedings
The SHMI Technical Working Group supported and contributed to the technical work associated with the development and construction of the SHMI. Meetings were held on a quarterly basis and chaired by NHS Digital.
Members of the group included representatives from the Department of Health, Care Quality Commission, NHS Digital, Professional Association of Clinical Coders, Public Health England, King's Fund, University Hospitals Birmingham, Dr Foster Intelligence, Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College London, CHKS and Nuffield Trust.