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Patients at the Whittington Hospital have a significantly higher chance of survival than elsewhere in the country, says a hospital guide.

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The 2013 Dr Foster Hospital Guide, which scores hospitals on seven measurements of mortality, names the Whittington as one of just 20 hospitals in the UK that scored low on at least two of the scales.

The hospital has a significantly lower than expected Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio (HSMR) – a measure of deaths.

According to the latest data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre, which publishes figures for the Summary Hospital-Level Mortality Indicator (SHMI), the hospital also had the lowest figures for April 2012 to March 2013.

Dr Martin Kuper, medical director, said: “We are very proud of our strong reputation for providing safe patient care.

“We are particularly proud to have the lowest death rate in England in the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator.

“Our ranking is testament to the excellent care provided by our staff both at The Whittington Hospital and in the community.”

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