An NHS Highland spokesman said the health board maintained continuous surveillance over Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios
(HSMR) and patient deaths in all of its acute hospitals.
Researchers then looked at the effect of the bundles on the hospital's standardised mortality ratio
The first admission APACHE II predicted mortality (standardised mortality ratio
) and readmission APACHE II predicted mortality (standardised mortality ratio
) was 18.3% (1.28, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.08 to 1.51) and 25.1% (0.93, 95% CI: 0.79 to 1.10) respectively.
Hospital standardised mortality ratio
over three years (risk rating 100 = national average)
After adjusting for the confounding effects of age, "The standardised mortality ratio
indicates no evidence for a higher incidence of fatal myocardial infarction or ischaemic heart disease among men taking sildenafil" (p.
A hospital's Standardised Mortality Ratio
is usually presented as a percentage: the recorded deaths inhospital from a large number of (but not all) diseases, as a percentage of the number that would normally be expected, after taking account of, or standardising for, a wide range of factors concerning the patients and the nature and severity of their illnesses.
The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) said the nine trusts have been "outliers" on the Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio
(HSMR) for two years running.
Ms Green said: "In the same way as the hospital has addressed the Dr Foster reported Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio
(HSMR), it has committed to working with its partner organisations to similarly reduce the SHMI.
The annual Dr Foster Hospital Guide has identified Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust as having a higher than expected hospital standardised mortality ratio
(HSMR) in the last year.
It also recorded that the general death rate, referred to in the report as the Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio
(HSMR), was nine per cent above average.
South Warwickshire Hospitals has less than 1.4 nurses per bed and a high hospital standardised mortality ratio