Letters

Interpreting hospital death rates

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6988.1200a (Published 06 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1200
  1. Dorothy Moir
  1. Chair, clinical outcomes working group Lanarkshire Health Board, Hamilton ML3 0TA

    EDITOR,—N W Harry raises several issues related to the indicators of clinical outcome published by the Clinical Resources Advisory Group.1 As he rightly points out, the intention was to promote discussion about variations, and if the information has been used in league tables that is contrary to the specific advice repeatedly given in the report and in related briefing. Copies of the report and briefing for handling inquiries were sent one week before …

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