Table 3

Number of hospitals within each performance trend (by hospital size/type)

IndicatorTeaching (T) hospitalsCommunity-large hospitals (H1)Community-medium hospitals (H2)Community-small hospitals (H3)*National total—all hospitals
Hospital deaths (HSMR)I: 6 (16%)I: 4 (8%)I: 0 (0%)=I: N/AN/AI: 10 (11%)
W: 3 (8%)W: 3 (6%)W: 0 (0%)W: N/AW: 6 (7%)
NC: 28 (76%)NC: 41 (85%)NC: 7 (100%)NC: N/ANC: 76 (83%)
Hospital deaths following major surgeryI: 3 (7%)I: 1 (2%)=I: 4 (6%)I: 0 (0%)=I: 8 (4%)
W: 0 (0%)W: 1 (2%)W: 0 (0%)W: 0 (0%)W: 1 (1%)
NC: 40 (93%)NC: 53 (96%)NC: 68 (94%)NC: 10 (100%)NC: 171 (95%)
Medical patients readmitted to hospitalI: 3 (7%)I: 0 (0%)I: 1 (1%)I: 3 (1%)I: 7 (1%)
W: 2 (5%)W: 2 (4%)W: 4 (4%)W: 4 (1%)W: 12 (3%)
NC: 38 (88%)NC: 53 (96%)NC: 85 (94%)NC: 279 (98%)NC: 455 (96%)
Obstetric patients readmitted to hospitalI: 1 (3%)I: 2 (4%)=I: 3 (4%)=I: 0 (0%)I: 6 (3%)
W: 3 (8%)W: 2 (4%)W: 3 (4%)W: 1 (2%)W: 9 (4%)
NC: 32 (89%)NC: 47 (92%)NC: 74 (92%)NC: 57 (98%)NC: 210 (93%)
Patients aged 19 years and younger readmitted to hospitalI: 0 (0%)I: 0 (0%)=I: 0 (0%)I: 0 (0%)=I: 0 (0%)
W: 2 (4%)W: 0 (0%)W: 4 (7%)W: 0 (0%)W: 6 (3%)
NC: 43 (96%)NC: 51 (100%)NC: 57 (93%)NC: 28 (100%)NC: 179 (97%)
Surgical patients readmitted to hospitalI: 0 (0%)I: 1 (2%)I: 3 (3%)=I: 0 (0%)I: 4 (2%)
W: 2 (5%)W: 4 (7%)W: 3 (3%)W: 1 (2%)W: 10 (4%)
NC: 42 (95%)NC: 50 (91%)NC: 84 (93%)NC: 56 (98%)NC: 232 (94%)
In-hospital sepsisI: 7 (15%)I: 7 (13%)I: 3 (3%)=I: 0 (0%)=I: 17 (4%)
W: 0 (0%)W: 5 (9%)W: 3 (3%)W: 0 (0%)W: 8 (2%)
NC: 41 (85%)NC: 43 (78%)NC: 84 (93%)NC: 238 (100%)NC: 406 (94%)
Obstetric trauma (with instrument)I: 2 (6%)I: 0 (0%)I: 0 (0%)I: 0 (0%)=I: 2 (2%)
W: 1 (3%)W: 2 (4%)W: 2 (11%)W: 0 (0%)W: 5 (5%)
NC: 31 (91%)NC: 43 (96%)NC: 17 (89%)NC: 2 (100%)NC: 93 (93%)
  • Number (%) of hospitals improving, weakening or with no change (by hospital size/type and national total).

  • Embedded Imageindicates more hospitals improving (than weakening). Embedded Image indicates more hospitals weakening (than improving). Embedded Image indicates equal number of improving and weakening hospitals.

  • *Community-small hospital quantifications should be interpreted with caution as these hospitals largely do not meet the minimum number of admitted patients and/or patients requiring high-complexity treatment to qualify for calculation and reporting of performance indicators.

  • HSMR, hospital standardised mortality ratio; I, improving; N/A, not applicable; NC, no change; W, weakening.