Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Treatment care bundles cut mortality by 15%

  • 2 Comments

Patient mortality at three London hospitals have been cut by almost 15 per cent after introducing treatment care bundles, according to a study published online in the BMJ.

Clinicians introduced eight care bundles around three years ago for 13 diagnostic areas with the highest number of deaths at North West London Hospitals Trust.

These included stroke, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The results show the overall hospital standardised mortality ratio for the trust fell from 89.6 in 2006-07 to 71.1 in 2007-08, making it one of the lowest among acute trusts in England.

  • 2 Comments

Readers' comments (2)

  • http://www.midtrentccn.nhs.uk/service-improvement/care-bundles

    Not sure I am any the wiser after reading this to be honest!

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Try this one:

    http://archive.student.bmj.com/issues/08/02/editorials/051.php

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.