standardised mortality ratio


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standardised mortality ratio

The ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths, where the expected deaths are calculated for a similar region with a similar age and gender mix, by assessing the death rates for different ages and genders in a larger population. Where an SMR is expressed as a ratio, a value of greater than 1.0 means that there is a higher-than-expected number of deaths; less than 1.0 means they will be lower than expected.
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According to new figures out today the centre has a standardised mortality ratio of 90, 10 points better than the national average of 100.
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5 per cent decrease in Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio (HSMR) compared to the October to December period in 2007 when recording began.
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.
4 nurses per bed and a high hospital standardised mortality ratio (HSMR).
The annual Dr Foster Hospital Guide has identified Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as having a higher than expected hospital standardised mortality ratio.
The three Midland hospital trusts all scored poorly against the Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio, which measures the number of deaths of patients in hospital against certain criteria.
Figures by the ONS show that South Tyneside was the local authority in the region with the highest Standardised Mortality Ratio of 120, closely followed by Gateshead at 118 and Sunderland at 117.