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- Martin Utley promoted to professor
- Professor Tom Treasure attends NICE International conference
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- CORU 25 year celebration
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- CORU projections of skilled birth attendance rates in world's poorest regions published
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- Health financing website receives positive feedback!
- Is surgery to remove secondary cancer always a good thing?
- Sonya Crowe awarded Improvement Science Fellowship by the Health Foundation!
- CORU work helps child heart teams get clearer picture of their results
- CORU's work with the Department of Health's health protection team continues
- UCL Partners successful in bid to host a new £9 million CLAHRC!
- Funding bid to understand complications following children's heart surgery successful!
- Editorial published in Heart discussing the benefits and risks of monitoring mortality
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- CORU's Tom Treasure discusses colorectal cancer in the BMJ
- UK death rates for children’s heart surgery have almost halved over past decade
Editorial published in Heart discussing the benefits and risks of monitoring mortality
10 October 2013
We have written an editorial on the importance of monitoring mortality following heart surgery in children, but also on the limitations on making inferences based on the comparison of risk-adjusted outcomes between hospitals. The editorial has been published this week as an open access article in the journal Heart.
We believe that monitoring programme level outcomes within hospitals has an important part to play in local service improvement. It is also true that reporting national outcomes is important and that comparisons between hospitals do have a role to play in quality assurance and quality improvement. However, interpreting comparative results is not straight forward and we discuss in this editorial things to keep in mind when doing so.
While we have written the editorial with a focus on heart surgery outcomes in children, the basic messages are relevant to any national or local monitoring of risk-adjusted outcomes.