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Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios

Quality Indicators

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Quarterly Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios (HSMR)

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Published: 24 May 2016
Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios
Publication Summary Download pdf file [182kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [575kb]

Information Services Division (ISD) has produced quarterly hospital standardised mortality ratios (HSMR) for all Scottish hospitals participating in the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) since December 2009. The aim of the SPSP was to reduce hospital mortality by 15% by December 2012 subsequently extended to a 20% reduction by December 2015.

This is the last release reporting on progress towards the current phase of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme. The next update, reporting on admissions to 31st March 2016, will use a refined methodology. For more information see the Research and Development page.

Graphic showing the published decrease in HSMR at Scotland-level between October to December 2007 and the past four quarters

HSMR Dashboard

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The HSMR dashboard provides users with the latest extension to the time series for the SPSP with observations at Scotland, hospital level and Health Board level from October to December 2006 through to October to December 2015. This is available in addition to the routine publication report.

A User Guide Download PDF file [263kb] is available and we recommend reading this prior to accessing the dashboard for the first time. In addition a video user guide is available at the link below.

The publication report provides additional information and commentary on patterns of mortality over the longer term and by key demographic factors. There is information on the development of the measure, how it has been embedded in Scotland and how it compares to similar information used in other parts of the UK.

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