Katherine Murphy from the Patients Association
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Report names NHS Trusts where death rates appear too high

An analysis of deaths in English hospitals has found 19 NHS trusts have higher rates than would be expected.

But monitoring body Dr Foster's report on 147 trusts shows an improvement on 2009, when the figure was 27.

The survey also shows that four trusts had a higher than expected number of patients who died after surgery.

The NHS Confederation said the report showed where the NHS "could do better". The government says unsafe care will not be tolerated.

Katherine Murphy is from the Patients Association.

  • 28 Nov 2010
  • From the section UK