Dr Foster Hospital Guide
Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2012
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of an elite group of only 16 trusts in the country to have ‘lower than expected’ mortality rates for the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI), which measures the ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths. St George’s was also named as one of the leading trusts in the country for SHMI in 2011, the first time Dr Foster reported on these mortality rates.
As well has also being named amongst the leading performers for SHMI, the trust has also been named among trusts with a ‘better than expected’ outcome for Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio (HSMR) and emergency HSMR.
Other areas in which St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is named amongst the leading performers in the country include:
- Having lower than expected 28 day emergency readmission rates;
- Having a higher than expected ratio of MRI scans carried out on the day of admission, demonstrating that we are providing timely diagnostics throughout the night and at weekends to some of south west London’s most seriously ill patients;
- Elderly inpatients having a shorter length of stay than most other hospitals, showing that we are effectively treating patients and getting them home quicker where they can be treated in the comfort of their own homes by our community nursing and therapy teams;
- Having one of the quickest ‘first to follow up’ ratios in the country, which shows that we see, treat and discharge our outpatients using fewer appointments and return trips than other hospitals. This is good for patients and demonstrates effective use of our resources;
- Carrying out more procedures at the weekend than most other hospitals, showing that we are offering our patients more procedures at times that suit them.
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