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Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) - Deaths associated with hospitalisation, England, July 2011 - June 2012, Experimental statistics

03:09 November 01, 2014 - 09:30 January 24, 2013
Publication date: January 24, 2013
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Summary

This is the sixth publication of the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI).  For this publication, the methodology used to calculate the contextual indicator "Deaths split by those occurring in hospital and those occurring outside hospital within 30 days of discharge" has been updated.  Further details of this change can be found in the methodological changes document which can be accessed at the link provided below.

A supplementary report on persistent outliers is now available with this publication.  This is the first release of the report, with subsequent reports released annually along with the SHMI January publication going forwards.

Key facts

  • 11 trusts had a SHMI value categorised as 'higher than expected'.
  • 16 trusts had a SHMI value categorised as 'lower than expected'.
  • 115 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 1.0 per cent.
  • The percentage of patient deaths with palliative care coded at either diagnosis or specialty level is approximately 18.4 per cent.
  • The percentage of elective admissions where a death occurs either in hospital or within thirty days (inclusive) of being discharged is approximately 0.6 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 73.7 per cent and 26.3 per cent respectively.
  • The percentage of finished provider spells falling under each deprivation quintile (wher quintile 1 is the most deprived) is 23.1 per cent for quintile 1, 19.9 per cent for quintile 2, 17.8 per cent for quintile 3, 16.2 per cent for quintile 4 and 14.6 per cent for quintile 5.  There is insufficient information to calculate the deprivation quintile for 8.5 per cent of finished provider spells.
  • The percentage of deaths falling under each deprviation quintile (where quintile 1 is the most deprived) is 21.2 per cent for quintile 1, 20.6 per cent for quintile 2, 20.6 per cent for quintile 3, 19.4 per cent for quintile 4 and 16.9 per cent for quintile 5.  There is insufficient information to calculate the deprivation quintile for 1.4 per cent of deaths.

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Coverage

Date Range: July 01, 2011 to June 30, 2012
Geographical coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Hospital Trusts

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