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Letters Hospital episode statistics

Clinicians and trusts have a role in data quality

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 24 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2926
  1. Andy Spencer, national clinical lead for hospital specialties
  1. 1Health and Social Care Information Centre, Leeds LS1 6AE, UK
  1. andy.spencer{at}

One of the problems highlighted by Brennan and colleagues relates to the fact that most data submitted by trusts into secondary user services for hospital episode statistics (HES) have never been seen by the clinicians responsible for the patients.1 This …

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