Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios

Release of HSMR at Scotland, NHS Board and Hospital levels for the period July 2020 to June 2021. Also includes analyses of crude mortality trends over the longer term from July to September 2016 to April to June 2021.

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Source SMR01/NRS Death Registrations – Linked Database
Author Quality Indicators
Last Updated November 9, 2021, 09:42 (GMT)
Created August 9, 2021, 13:40 (BST)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject Hospital Mortality
Frequency Quarterly
Time frame of data and timeliness Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios (HSMR) for the latest 12 month period July 2020 to June 2021. Quarterly crude mortality trends from July to September 2016 to April to June 2021 (one quarter reporting lag).
Coverage Scotland, July 2016 - June 2021
Completeness Approximately 99% for the latest quarter.
Accuracy Quality assured by NHS Boards (management information version of reports) and PHS
Continuity of data SMR01 has recorded data in current form since April 2007
Concepts and definitions The publication contains sections on Data Source, Methodology and Development
Disclosure The PHS protocol on Statistical Disclosure Protocol is followed
Revision statement The publication contains a refresh of previously reported crude mortality data to reflect additional source data that has been received since last publication.
Official statistics designation National Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Patient care improvement; see section on ‘How HSMR information is used’ in the publication
Format csv
Language English

Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios publication

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