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Hospital death rates inquiry

18th March 2008

The Healthcare Commission has said it will investigate death rates at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

The Commission is looking into rates that could be higher than usual. Nigel Ellis, the Commission’s Head of Investigations, said: “An apparently high rate of mortality does not necessarily mean there are problems with safety...it does require us to ask questions, which is why we are carrying out this investigation.?


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Article Information

Title: Hospital death rates inquiry
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 6012
Date Added: 18th Mar 2008


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