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Rapid response to:


Measuring hospital clinical outcomes

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 30 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f620

Rapid Response:

Re: Measuring hospital clinical outcomes

The Francis report into the Mid Staffs scandal has renewed the debate about comparable measures of clinical quality and mortality (1). At the same time, we hear about the rise of the patient reported outcome measure (2). Perhaps what we need is a measure of hospital standardised compassion.

1) Krumholz HM ,Lin Z ,Normand ST. Measuring hospital clinical outcomes. BMJ 2013;346:f620
2) Black N. Patient reported outcome measures could help transform healthcare. BMJ 2013;346:f167

Competing interests: No competing interests

05 February 2013
Felix Greaves
Public Health Registrar
Imperial College London
Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road London W6 8RF