PenCHORD Seminar: Hospital Mortality Statistics What do they Mean?
Professor Mohammed A Mohammed, Professor of Healthcare, Quality & Effectiveness, Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford
|A Medicine seminar|
|Date||26 November 2015|
|Time||12:00 to 13:00|
|Place||South Cloisters 2.13|
Mortality statistics are used internationally as a screening test for poor hospitals, but
they have fundamental methodological limitations (which are often not appreciated)
which undermine their credibility. In this seminar we will learn about these
limitations and consider how to make best use of these statistics, especially when
facing an exceptionally high mortality statistic.
Mohammed A Mohammed is a Professor of Healthcare, Quality & Effectiveness in the Faculty of
Health Studies at the University of Bradford. His main areas of interest are health care quality,
performance monitoring, league tables and more generally health services research and the science of improvement. He has published extensively on hospital mortality statistics and provided the first demonstration of how death rates could be monitored in primary care, following the Shipman Inquiry.
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