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Death rates in hospitals in Wales will be made 'clearer'

The way death rates are measured at hospitals in Wales is expected to be overhauled.

Health Minister Mark Drakeford is expected to accept the advice of a taskforce which has argued changes are needed to provide more clarity for the public.

A political row broke out last month after it emerged Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of NHS England, had suggested Welsh hospitals with persistently high death rates should be investigated.

Oliver Hides asked deputy chief medical officer for Wales Dr Chris Jones whether death rates in Wales and England can be compared under the new system.

  • 05 Mar 2014
  • From the section Wales
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