- •Changes in hospital admissions leads to unexpected changes in hospital mortality score.
- •Increasing admissions via an assessment unit reduce patient acuity and reduce the mortality score.
- •Random removal of casemix due to IT failure also generate changes in the mortality score.
- •A simple chart is used to identify service configuration and other external effects on the mortality score.
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Published online: February 10, 2018
Accepted: February 6, 2018
Received: February 3, 2018
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