Death rates must be published by surgeons

According to the NHS medical director, surgeons must publish death rates or face penalties. Following criticism regarding NHS transparency, Sir Bruce Keogh has made a move to improve trust and transparency by releasing up to 5,000 surgeon’s death rates so patients can compare doctors. He clarified that surgeons who failed to publish death rates would […]

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Should hospitals have cash incentives to reduce death rates?

Long term effects of monetary bonus dwindling Researchers have found that the Advancing Quality scheme, which uses financial incentives to reduce hospital death rates, has seen it’s initial success begin to falter. Under the scheme, 24 hospitals based in the North West of England were offered financial rewards for reducing the number of patients dying […]

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