Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio

On Dec.9, 2021 the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR) results for eligible acute care hospitals across Canada. The HSMR measures whether the number of deaths at LHSC is higher or lower than you would expect, based on the average experience of Canadian hospitals.

The HSMR for London Health Sciences Centre in 2020/21 is 107 and is higher than peer group (teaching hospitals) average. London Health Sciences Centre welcomes the opportunity to participate in the CIHI initiative. This HSMR data provides yet another indicator for measuring and monitoring quality of care, examining our performance and continuously improving the care we provide our patients and the community.

London Health Sciences Centre is serious about providing the best possible patient care. Patient safety is the top priority of the dedicated health care professionals at LHSC.

LHSC’s HSMR Performance compared with the national and peer HSMR

Canadian Institute for Health Information website Your Health System reports on HSMR and other hospital performance indicators.