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Fourteen hospital trusts are to be investigated for higher than expected mortality rates

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 12 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f960
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

Nine more hospital trusts have been added to the list of those to be investigated by the NHS’s medical director, Bruce Keogh, in the wake of the public inquiry by Robert Francis QC into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Among Francis’s conclusions was that system failures could mean another Mid Staffs scandal happening again. The prime minister responded to this part of …

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