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Title: Mid Staffs: Disaster By Numbers (Or ‘How To Create A Drama Out Of A Statistic’)?
Authors: Rumbold, John
Seaton, Sarah Emma
First Published: 1-Mar-2016
Publisher: Paris Legal Publishers
Citation: Journal of Medical Law and Ethics, 2016, 4 (1), pp. 57-70
Abstract: The campaign about poor care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust culminated in a statutory public inquiry. There were both qualitative data about poor care and quantitative data about mortality rates. The campaign focussed initial press coverage on the excess mortality figures with reports talking about hundreds of “unnecessary deaths”. This paper looks at the basis for those figures and their role in judging the quality of healthcare, the admissibility of expert evidence on HSMR figures, and whether raised HSMR or SHMI adjusted mortality rates have any probative value in clinical negligence claims.
DOI Link: 10.7590/221354016X14589134993974
ISSN: 2213-5405
eISSN: 2214-5354
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Paris Legal Publishers. All rights reserved. Archived with permission.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Health Sciences

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