Varadkar backtracks on hospital death rates promise

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
17th December, 2014

The Department of Health is rowing back on a commitment to publish hospital death rates at individually named hospitals by the end of this year.

In February, chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan promised to publish mortality rates for certain presenting conditions at individual hospitals by the end of 2014. Former health minister James Reilly also promised that detailed mortality rates would be published.

Detailed figures are made publicly available at individual hospital level in a...

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