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Letters The mysterious Dr Foster

Coders need guidance

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 13 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c139
  1. Sunku H Guptha, consultant physician
  1. 1Peterborough and Stamford NHS Trust, Peterborough PE3 6DA
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    Nigel Hawkes shows how Dr Foster’s hospital standardised mortality rate can be influenced by the presence of comorbidities.1 It is hard …

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