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Statistical reports and associated documents

As part of its remit to assess the adequacy of paediatric cardiac surgical services at Bristol, the Inquiry commissioned a range of work from independent experts to review, analyse and synthesise key statistical sources relevant to the Inquiry’s work.

Initial Reports
Initial reports on the review, analysis and synthesis of six key data sources relevant to the work of the Inquiry were published in November 1999.
Initial Reports

Supplementary Reports
Supplementary reports to inform the Inquiry’s assessment of the adequacy of paediatric cardiac surgical services at Bristol were also commissioned.
Supplementary Reports
Note on Supplementary Work

Background Papers

Throughout the course of the Inquiry, background papers relating to the statistical evidence were published.
Background Papers

Other reports

Reports relating to statistical evidence were received by the Inquiry from a variety of sources.
Other Reports

Overview Report
An Overview Report of statistical evidence presented to the Inquiry was prepared by the Inquiry’s statistical analysts. This report considers all the statistical reports to the Inquiry and draws conclusions for the Inquiry Panel to consider.
Overview Report

Full copies of all the Statistical Evidence Reports are available here.

Formal written comments on the supplementary reports will be published in due course.

Initial Reports – published November 1999

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A report on local data relating to children who received cardiac surgery under the terms of reference of the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry

Analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics for the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry

A report on the UK Cardiac Surgical Register and the South West Congenital Heart Register for the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry. A statistical analysis and review of the key data sources relevant to the Inquiry’s remit

An initial synthesis of statistical sources concerning the nature and outcomes of paediatric cardiac surgical services at Bristol relative to other specialist centres from 1984 to1995.

 Supplementary Reports - published September 2000 and March 2001*

Report on Activity Peaks in Local Data*

Further reports based on local sources of data for the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry

Supplementary analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry

An investigation into the relationship between mortality and volume of cases in surgery for congenital heart disease from 1984 to 1995

Linkage of Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) Data to Office for National Statistics (ONS) mortality records

The UK Cardiac Surgical Register (UKCSR): Assessment of Data Quality Issues for the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry

Additional Explanatory Notes for the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry:  Clarification of UKCSR and HES/ONS Data Quality Issues*

A systematic review of the outcomes of open-heart paediatric surgery is available in two formats.
Systematic Review Report       

Background Papers

The Inquiry’s approach to making use of relevant data sources – published March 1999

Preliminary overview of existing data sources relevant to the Inquiry’s remit – published July 1999

Synthesis of statistical sources: a note on expert consultation on key analytical issues – published November 1999

Synthesis of statistical sources: specialist provider centres by identity and anonymity code – published November 1999

A note on supplementary work to inform the Inquiry’s assessment of the adequacy of paediatric cardiac surgical services at Bristol – published March 2000

Other Reports – published September 2000

A response to “Submissions on behalf of Mr J D Wisheart: Appendix 2 The Inquiry’s Statistical Analysis.”

Comments on statistical analysis and review of outcomes of paediatric cardiac surgical services at Bristol and other specialist centres 

Papers submitted by Prof John Yates

Overview Report published September 2000

Overview of statistical evidence presented to the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry concerning the nature and outcomes of paediatric cardiac surgical services at Bristol relative to other specialist centres from 1984 to 1995

Two reports of peer review advice (published March 2001)on David Spiegelhalter et al’s statistical overview report to the Inquiry [’Overview of statistical evidence presented to the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry concerning the nature and outcomes of paediatric cardiac surgical services at Bristol relative to other specialist centres from 1984 to 1995’], submitted by:

 

 

 


Published by the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry, July 2001
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