Hospital death rate figures

11 of Wales' 17 district general hospitals have mortality rates that are higher than expected, according to data published today. MP Ann Clwyd revealed she has been invited to meet Wales' new Health Minister over hospitals' handling of complaints.

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Over half of hospitals have above-expected death rates

The University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff has the highest number of deaths, compared to the expected level.

Adjusted mortality rates are higher than expected at 11 of 17 district general hospitals in Wales, according to figures published today by local health boards.

The data is called the Risk Adjusted Mortality Index, and compares the number of deaths at a hospital with the number expected - which is influenced by factors like average age and deprivation.

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