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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of mortality in Dutch hospitals between 2003 and 2005

From: Measuring and explaining mortality in Dutch hospitals; The Hospital Standardized Mortality Rate between 2003 and 2005

  2003 2004 2005
Total deaths 34,391 32,408 31,808
(a)    
HSMR Mean (SD) and all hospitals 100 (14.9) 90 (14.5) 83 (11.9)
HSMR Mean (SD) 7 academic hospitals 117 (20.1) 103 (23.3) 94 (16.9)
Min/Max HSMR 74 – 151 62 – 140 57 – 120
(b)    
HSMR Mean (SD) all hospitals 100 (14.9) 100 (16.2) 100 (14.3)
Min/Max HSMR 74 – 151 69 – 156 70 – 144
  1. (a) HSMR between 2003 and 2005 (average 2003 = 100).
  2. (b) HSMR between 2003 and 2005 with average HSMR set at 100 each year.