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Hospital Mortality Indicator (HMI) - Literature review with appendices

Prepared by Melbourne EpiCentre in collaboration with Fiona Landgren and Carole Staley


Hospital Mortality Indicator (HMI) - Literature review with appendices

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This review, commissioned by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC), includes information pertaining to the ACSQHC core in‐hospital mortality indicators (HMIs), including:

  • Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio (HSMR)
  • Death in low mortality DRGs (LMDRG)
  • Condition specific in‐hospital mortality for
    • Acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
    • Stroke
    • Fractured neck of femur
    • Pneumonia

The review will be used to inform further development, implementation and evaluation of the HMIs.

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