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Safety in health and social care

Indicator update 17/09/2020Jenny Davies

In our latest update we look at trends in the safety of health and social care.

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Healthcare-associated infections

Indicator 17/09/2020

We analyse changes in annual counts of healthcare-associated infections, as well as weekly numbers of acute respiratory infection outbreaks in hospitals and care homes.

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Are patients told about medication side effects?

Indicator 17/09/2020

This indicator uses survey data to explore whether patients are told about medication side effects to watch for.

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Emergency readmissions

Indicator 17/09/2020

This indicator looks at patients who are readmitted to hospital in an emergency within 30 days of discharge.

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Injuries due to falls

Indicator 17/09/2020

This analysis explores the percentage of hip fractures that were the result of an inpatient fall, and how prompt hip fracture surgery is.

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Venous thromboembolism

Indicator 17/09/2020

We examine rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment and deaths from VTE-related events after discharge from hospital.

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Hospital cleanliness

Indicator 17/09/2020

We examine results from the Adult Inpatient Survey, looking at hospital ward cleanliness.

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Safety culture

Indicator 17/09/2020

This indicator uses data from the NHS Staff Survey to look at safety culture in the NHS.

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Violence in the NHS

Indicator 17/09/2020

We examine staff and patient experiences of violence in the NHS.

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Chart of the week: Home deaths account for as many excess deaths since start of the pandemic as deaths in care homes

Data story 16/09/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week Sarah Scobie looks at the continued high numbers of people dying at home, even as hospital deaths return to close-to-average levels, and discusses what reasons might lie behind the cont...

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