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Letters Hospital mortality ratios

Good national data needed

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 25 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2777
  1. Chris Sherlaw-Johnson, surveillance manager1,
  2. Nick Bishop, senior medical adviser1,
  3. Heather Wood, investigations manager1
  1. 1Care Quality Commission, London EC1Y 8TG
  1. chris.sherlaw-johnson{at}

    The Care Quality Commission takes an interest in the debate on the use of hospital mortality ratios to judge hospital performance.1 2 However, neither the Care Quality Commission …

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