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Treatment care bundles cut mortality by 15%


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.


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