Table 5

Distribution of staff responses by Clinical Professional Group for HSMR Quartile

 HSMR quartile*
First quartile (%)Second quartile (%)Third quartile (%)Fourth quartile (%)
Agree† that ‘Care of patients is my trust's top priority’Medical/dental66.269.071.271.8
Nursing72.271.376.379.0
Allied health professionals75.575.079.679.3
Agree† that ‘If a friend or relative needed treatment I would be happy to with the standard of care provided by this trust’Medical/dental77.981.283.686.9
Nursing79.380.582.086.3
Allied health professionals80.982.084.786.2
Agree† that ‘I am satisfied with the quality of care I give to patients’Medical/dental94.493.894.093.7
Nursing91.089.690.891.1
Allied health professionals94.594.795.394.4
  • *First HSMR quartile represents the quartile of hospitals with the highest standardised mortality rate, with the fourth quartile representing the lowest standardised mortality rate.

  • †Includes those participants responding that they ‘Agree’ or ‘Strongly agree’.

  • HSMR, hospital standardised mortality ratios