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Depth of coding is not always the answer to improving data quality

12 February 2016

According to one healthcare intelligence firm, the depth of coding was around four codes on average per patient in June 2009, up from an average of three in 2005. Today’s average is around five codes per patient. Depth of coding is an arbitrary measurement, however, and something which is not defined by the NHS Clinical … Continue reading “Depth of coding is not always the answer to improving data quality”

Are you winter ready?

12 October 2015

“The higher number of patients waiting to be admitted into a hospital bed from A&E than in previous years points not only to patients being admitted when they are sicker, but also to pressure on beds in other parts of hospitals. This leads to disruption in the flow of patients though A&E. Delays in discharging … Continue reading “Are you winter ready?”