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Abstract

This is a hospital directory is a comprehensive directory of NHS hospitals and private hospitals in the UK. It lets you easily compare the health services available in your area. It's important to know that NHS patients in England now have the right to choose where and when they receive hospital treatment. The directory can be searched by procedure (choose from a list of the 30 most common operations performed in England) or by hospital.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Waiting time for treatment, expected stay in hospital, readmissions, infection control (MRSA and C Difficile), the trusts overall level of mortality and general hospital information for example number of beds in hospital and number of wards etc
Variables

What's the waiting time for treatment, how long can i expect to stay in hospital, will i need to stay overnight, readmission rate, rates of MRSA and C Difficile, trusts overall level of mortality

Keywords
Hospital, surgical procedure, GP, treatment, hospital stay, MRSA, C Difficile, consultant, mortality, standardised mortality ratios
Identifier Variables
Surgical procedure, postcode, NHS trust
Area of Health System
Secondary care
Disease Area
Infectious diseases
Data collecting organization (s)
Dr Fosters
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate
Sample

All NHS and private hospitals in the UK

Availability
Dr Foster
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.drfosterhealth.co.uk/hospital-guide/
Contact
Tel: 02073328800, DFRinfo@drfoster.co.uk
Publications
Mohammed MA, et al. Comparing processes of stroke care in high- and low-mortality hospitals in the West Midlands, UK. International Journal for Quality in Health Care 2005; 17(1): 31–36