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Update from The Health and Social Care Information Centre: Estimating the risk of mortality in hospital patients

Chris Dew Head of Clinical indicator Development at The Health and Social Care Information Centre gives an update at today’s Reducing & Monitoring Avoidable Hospital Deaths conference on:

  • this estimation underpins the calculation of the Summary Hospital level Mortality Indicator (SHMI), which is published quarterly by the HSCIC and is used to identify whether the number of deaths which have occurred among hospital patients is more or less than expected.
  • using this information to reduce mortality rates

Abstract of Chris Dew’s presentation:

Chris’s presentation will describe how HSCIC estimate the risk of mortality for hospital patients to produce the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI). This estimation underpins the calculation of SHMI, which is published quarterly by the HSCIC and is used to identify whether the number of deaths which have occurred among hospital patients is more or less than expected.

Chris Dew’s full presentation is available for download at the end of this page.

Chris Dew’s Biography:

Chris is responsible for the development and delivery of a variety of products including indicators underpinning the NHS Outcomes Framework and the CCG Outcomes Indicator Set and the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator.

Chris’s team are also responsible for the Indicator Assurance Service. This was given statutory footing when the Health and Social Care Act (2013) tasked the HSCIC to establish procedures for the assessment of a “quality” indicator; and arrange for each quality assured indicator to be published in a national library and periodically reviewed. Chris is Deputy Chair of the Methodology Review Group which forms part of this service, offering independent peer review of the methods proposed for new indicators.

Since graduating from the University of Durham with a BSc in Mathematics Chris has spent 13 years in the Government Statistics Service for the Department for Work and Pensions and the Health & Social Care Information Centre.

Outside of work Chris is a keen football fan and traveller and has often combined the two to see Sunderland lose in a variety of places…

Future conferences of interest:

Root Cause Analysis Conference: Investigating & Analysing Patient Safety Incidents
Wednesday 24 June 2015
ICO Conference Centre, London

Improving Patient Safety in Independent Healthcare
Wednesday 1 July 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Reducing Medication Errors
Wednesday 1 July 2015
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

Eliminating Avoidable Pressure Ulcers
Thursday 2 July 2015
ICO Conference Centre, London

Managing when a Serious Clinical Incident Occurs
Wednesday 8 July 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Leading your Organisation to Zero-Harm
Thursday 9 July 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Eliminating Heel Pressure Ulcers
Thursday 24 September 2015
ICO Conference Centre, London

Reducing & Monitoring Avoidable Hospital Deaths attributable to problems in care
Thursday 8 October 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Leading your Organisation to Zero-Harm
Thursday 22 October 2015
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

Eliminating Avoidable Pressure Ulcers
Wednesday 2 December 2015
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

Leading your Organisation to Zero-Harm
Thursday 10 December 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London


Download: chris-dew-reducing-hospital-mortality_1030.pdf

21 May 2015

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