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Table 1 Example: Observed rates for 15 HELIOS indicators from hospital D

From: Concordance and robustness of quality indicator sets for hospitals: an analysis of routine data

  3 M InMed
  Observed rate Reference value Observed rate Confidence limits Reference value
Category/subcategory/indicator   Helios target Helios group    Helios target Helios rates Benchmarking
Diseases of the heart: heart attack         
Mortality 7.7% 10.7% 9.5% 7.7% 7.6% - 7.9% 10.7% 8.5% 10.2%
Mortality age <45 0.0% 2.6% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% - 4.2% 2.6% 1.5% 3.6%
Mortality age 45-64 2.6% 4.3% 3.7% 2.6% 2.1% - 3.1% 4.3% 2.9% 4.2%
Mortality age 65-84 9.9% 12.0% 12.1% 9.9% 9.6% - 10.2% 12.0% 9.2% 11.0%
Mortality age >84 15.8% 28.8% 20.8% 15.8% 14.3% - 17.2% 28.8% 23.1% 24.9%
Diseases of the heart: heart failure         
Mortality age >19 9.6% 11.4% 11.4% 9.6% 9.5% - 9.7% 11.4% 7.9% 11.0%
Mortality age 20-44 0.0% 4.1% 4.7% 0.0% 0.0% - 7.7% 4.1% 6,0% 4.0%
Mortality age 45-64 0.9% 5.3% 4.4% 0.9% 0.0% - 1.8% 5.3% 2,3% 4.8%
Mortality age 65-84 7.9% 10.1% 10.5% 7.9% 7.7% - 8.1% 10.1% 6,8% 9.8%
Mortality age >84 19.7% 18.4% 19.5% 19.7% 19.3% - 20.1% 18.4% 17.7% 17.8%
Stroke: all types         
Mortality 19.1% 11.4% 11.8% 19.3% 18.7% - 19.9% 11.4% 10.0% 10.5%
Mortality age 20-44 0% 3.8% 2.9% 0.0% 0.0% - 50.0% 3.8% 2.3% 3.4%
Mortality age 45-64 9.1% 5.5% 6.3% 9.1% 0.0% - 16.7% 5.5% 5.4% 5.0%
Mortality age 65-84 16.7% 11.2% 11.5% 16.9% 15.9% - 17.9% 11.2% 9.7% 10.3%
Mortality age >84 26.7% 21.0% 24.2% 26.7% 25.0% - 28.3% 21.0% 17.6% 18.7%
Percentage conspicuous   33.3% 33.3%   26.7% 33.3% 53.3% 33.3%
  1. Good quality is indicated by low rates for all indicators. Conspicuous results are in bold.
  2. Three different percentages of conspicuous indicators are calculated: 26.7%, 33.3% and 53.3%. Compared with the other hospitals, hospital D received ranks 5, 3, 5, 4, 2 and 2 for the whole HELIOS indicator set.