Better hospital computer system 'could prevent deaths'
Better use of information technology in England's hospitals could help prevent 16,000 deaths a year, a report says.
University Hospitals Birmingham has recommended its system to the team investigating above-average death rates from 2005 to 2008 at Stafford Hospital.
The trust says it saw a 17% fall in deaths among emergency patients over 12 months, which would equate to 16,000 deaths prevented across England.
Adam Brimelow reports.
18 Oct 2011
- From the section Health