English population death rates from the ONS Longitudinal Study

Jan Poloniecki, St. George's Medical School, and Patrick Sturgis, University of Southampton

[Project number 30141]

Deaths rates will be calculated for comparison with contemporary death rates following discharge from English NHS acute Trusts as derived from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data. Data aggregated by integral age and gender are sought. The data are cell counts of the number of "exposed" people, i.e. observed for survival, and the number of deaths. These will enable an actuarial life table to be constructed. The data handling and calculation done in this way can be mirrored with HES data. Hence a good characterisation of the survival of disease groups following hospital treatement can be reported.