Monday, 14 June 2010

Guardian report on HES data

The Guardian had an interesting story yesterday on the poor quality of HES data:
Includes discussion of data in surgery, comparing that collected by surgeons with that collected via HES route by administrators. Also mentions how data has been used to move complex surgery to specialist centres, and the subsequent impact on patient safety, covered in more detail in an accompanying article:
The research comparing HES and surgeon-collected data (for abdominal aortic aneurysms) is also shared:

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