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Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios

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Quarterly Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios (HSMR)

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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 programs current aim is to reduce hospital mortality by 10% by December 2018.

The model was re-based in 2016, ensuring that the predicted mortality used within the HSMR calculation is based on up to date data. HSMRs calculated using the updated base period are not comparable to releases prior to August 2016. For more information see Guidance and FAQs page.

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