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NHS IC presents new information on hospital patient outcomes with first summary of linked deaths data

 

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NHS IC presents new information on hospital patient outcomes with first summary of linked deaths data

The NHS Information Centre publishes its first national summary of work to link hospital data (HES) with death records from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

This includes never before published data on deaths that occur outside of hospital after a patient had been discharged, which alongside new data about deaths occurring in hospital, provides an unprecedented picture of hospital patient outcomes.

Today's summary highlights national seasonal patterns in deaths within 30, 60 and 90 days of a hospital admission or procedure, alongside a detailed breakdown of deaths following each specific type of procedure or diagnosis. More ….