standard mortality ratio

standard(ized) mortality ratio

Epidemiology The ratio of the mortality of population A-with risk factor X to population B, without risk factor X; the ratio of observed to expected deaths, which is used as an estimate of relative risk
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The standard mortality ratio was 66% higher for physicians at hospitals, compared with nurse-midwives at hospitals, because physicians handle higher-risk deliveries, and more than fourfold higher for home births, compared with hospital deliveries by nurse-midwives, Dr.
From Saha and colleagues' systematic review (4) one can see that despite that standard mortality ratio (SMR) for suicide is very high (12.
Calibration (the degree of agreement between predicted mortality determined by the model and actual mortality) was tested using the Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness-of-fit H and C statistics (23), calibration curve analysis and standard mortality ratio.
A previous study in our hospital found that APACHE II and SAPS II showed poor calibration in that they over-estimated hospital mortality, with standard mortality ratios of 0.
In our study, we found that males age 65 to 84 had the highest standard mortality ratio.
Cancer mortality in a large cohort of Lynch syndrome patients was compared with that in the general Dutch population by computation of the standard mortality ratio (SMR)--which is observed deaths/expected deaths--and absolute excess risk of death.
Patients who suffer from depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia and who also have a medical disorder have much higher standard mortality ratios than subjects with medical disease alone.
A comparative analysis of Standard Mortality Ratios by district for Jews in 1983 and 1986 revealed significantly higher than average rates for Haifa and Tel Aviv (Ginsberg and Tulchinsky, 1992).
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