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Clinicians urged to improve hospital data

A new report calls for more clinicians to improve the quality and value of their hospital data.

The report urges consultants to take responsibility for their clinical data, both in the way that notes are recorded and the accuracy with which patient data is coded.

Safe and efficient patient care relies on high quality data but a serious lack of clinical engagement over the accuracy of hospital data has been a major concern among royal medical colleges and directors of trusts.

The report Hospital Episode Statistics (HES): Improving the Quality and Value of Hospital Data highlights how improvements to the collection and use of hospital data by clinicians can be made to secure good quality outcomes and inform patient choice.