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Death rates in Wales higher than expected

Eleven out of 17 district general hospitals in Wales have higher death rates than should be expected, according to statistics published by the Welsh government.

Officials described the findings as a "fire alarm".

But they warned that there are major problems with the way the data is collected.

The statistics are part of a drive to make the NHS more transparent in the wake of the Stafford Hospital scandal.

Health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

'Fire alarm' over patient death rate

  • 21 Mar 2013
  • From the section Wales