Record Details

Catalog Search

HSMR : a new approach for measuring hospital mortality trends in Canada.

Electronic resources

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781554651832
  • ISBN: 9781554651856
  • Physical Description: ix, 100 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Publisher: Ottawa : Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Cover title.
Issued also in French under title: RNMH : une nouvelle méthode de mesure des tendances relatives à la mortalité hospitalière au Canada.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
The hospital standardized mortality ratio (HSMR) is an important new measure that can help support efforts to improve patient safety and quality of care in Canadian hospitals. The HSMR compares the actual number of deaths in a hospital with the average Canadian experience, after adjusting for several factors that may affect in-hospital mortality rates, such as the age, sex, diagnoses and admission status of patients. The ratio provides a starting point to assess mortality rates and identify areas for improvement, which may help to reduce hospital deaths from adverse events.
Subject: Mortality > Canada > Statistics.
Hospital patients > Canada > Statistics.
Hospital patients > Mortality > Canada > Statistics.

Additional Resources