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Hospital Scorecard

The purpose of the Hospital Scorecard will be to permit assessment, at hospital level only, of indicators covering a range of domains such as patient safety, inpatient activity, infection control and patient experience. It will be used to flag up at an early stage any possible problems with delivering high quality healthcare in a hospital, and will be part of the toolkit for monitoring quality and implementing a cycle of ongoing service improvement at local level.

The Hospital Scorecard consists of the following indicators:

  • Hospital Standardised Mortality Rates (HSMR)
  • Medical Readmissions
  • Surgical Readmissions
  • Medical Length of Stay
  • Surgical Length of Stay
  • A & E Waiting Times
  • C-Difficile Infection Rates
  • SAB Infection Rates
  • Patient Experience Survey

The Scorecard is produced on a quarterly basis and allows comparison of each hospital’s performance for each of the above indicators against the national average and identifies outliers that may warrant further investigation or scrutiny.

Accessing the Hospital Scorecard

Access to the Hospital Scorecard is password protected and accessible only to those with NHS net access or appropriate Scottish Government employees. Click the link below to access the Hospital Scorecard:

Log in to Hospital dashboard

To find out more about the Hospital Scorecard, or to request access, please contact


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