Hull Public Health 

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Benchmarking


Background

When comparing Hull to England, it is likely that the prevalence of risk factors and mortality will be higher due to increased deprivation in Hull relative to England. Therefore, it is useful to compare Hull with a similar geographical area to get a better idea of how Hull is doing with regard to a particular characteristic, so that the comparison like-for-like. For example, if the standardised mortality rate (SMR) for Hull could be around 130 (when compared to England) but a comparable area has an SMR of 140, it would appear that, as expected, Hull has a higher mortality rate in relation to England, but this will be of less concern as it is lower than another comparator area. Within the JSNA and the topic-specific Hull JSNA Toolkit reports, 11 comparators have been used for Hull.

A similar situation occurs when comparing Hull’s general practices. Practices with younger and/or less deprived populations will tend to have fewer health needs, and the prevalence of diseases is likely to be lower. Therefore, it makes sense to compare similar practices together. An analysis has been undertaken locally to group local practices into eight comparable groups based on deprivation and age of their patients.

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Comparator Areas

The 11 comparator areas that we routinely use to benchmark Hull are outlined here:

Comparator Areas (17 pages)

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Local Primary Care Groupings

The methodology used to group Hull’s general practices, together with the grouping itself, are presented here:

General Practice Comparator Groupings (4 pages)

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