Mortality Comparator

Compare the two leading mortality indicators in England – SHMI and HSMR. Uncover, investigate and understand variations against peers.

Compare SHMI and HSMR to aid further investigation

Mortality Comparator is the only online application to compare the two leading mortality indicators in England – the SHMI and the Dr Foster HSMR. It enables users to uncover and investigate some of the potential root causes of differences between these indicators and to investigate variations against peers.

Analyse root causes

Enables you to perform a root cause analysis of the SHMI, in line with the requirements of the NHS Operating Framework.

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Intuitive dashboard

Intuitive, graphical dashboard comparing mortality measures side-by-side.

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“All hospital trusts, regardless of whether they are outliers, need to examine, understand and explain their SHMI and identify and act where performance is falling short. Should a trust be an outlier on any mortality measure it should scrutinise the underlying data to understand the reason and take appropriate action.”

The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13

  • Analyse root causes

    Enables you to perform a root cause analysis of the SHMI, in line with the requirements of the NHS Operating Framework

  • Understand variation

    Helps you understand any variation between SHMI and HSMR at a summary level and what drives that variation.

  • Inspect and investigate

    Intuitive user interface enables rapid visual inspection and investigation and rapid drill-down to areas of interest.

  • Understand the impact

    Ability to investigate and understand the impact of the inclusion of post-discharge mortality data.

  • Embed SHMI

    Provides the insight you need to embed SHMI within your mortality management programme, alongside other mortality indicators, such as HSMR and Deaths after Surgery.

  • Be transparent

    Enables organisations to engage with the public and media about the new indicator as part of their transparency strategy.

  • Intuitive dashboard

    Intuitive, graphical dashboard comparing mortality measures side-by-side.

  • Overview of indicators

    Overview of SHMI and HSMR - summary charts, trends and breakdowns.

  • Comparison to peers

    Analyse national position, regional comparisons and custom peer groups.

  • Drill down and investigate

    The ability to drill down and investigate by SHMI supergroup, CCS group or user-defined basket of diagnoses.

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