Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Explanatory Note

Funnel plots display trust risk-adjusted outcomes for 90-day mortality, 30-day unplanned readmission, 2-year mortality and, for rectal cancer patients, 18-month stoma rate. The funnel regions represent the 95 per cent limit and the 99.8 per cent limit for trusts compared to the national average. Those trusts with results outside the outer (99.8 per cent) limit are considered potential outliers.

Risk adjustment is performed using the seven items listed under Data Quality as well as mode of admission (elective/emergency) and number of co-morbidities according to HES, and an interaction between age and distant metastases. Missing values are imputed using Multiple Imputation. The model for two-year mortality additionally includes interactions between follow-up time (0-3 months after surgery vs. 3-24 months after surgery) and all of the risk factors.

A stoma is considered to be reversed if a HES record with relevant code is identified with 18 months of the initial surgical procedure.

Trust Number Adjusted Observed
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust 122 22.8% 21.6%
Other trusts within the region: Northern
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust 207 14.6% 12.8%
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust 117 19.9% 16.9%
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust 111 11.1% 15.7%
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 177 15.7% 15%
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 98 22.6% 24.3%
The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 143 13% 14.4%