Dr Foster’s Global Comparators
The first elite hospital global benchmarking and improvement collaborative
- 2000 years of medical progress
- Life-changing innovations that continually change care delivery
- Six billion people and counting
- What’s next?
- 2011 – Launch of the first elite global benchmarking and improvement collaborative.
- 1950: Canada
First open-heart surgery
- 1952: America
First kidney transplant
- 200 BC: India and Sri Lanka
First known hospitals established
- 1967: South Africa
World’s first human-to-human heart transplant
- 1867: Scotland
Lister introduces the idea of sterile surgery using antiseptics
Discovery of penicillin
Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios (HSMR) published for the first time
- 1816: France
Invention of the stethoscope
Pasteur’s germ theory published
- 895: Persia
Al-Razi pioneers clinical medical practices
- 1242: Egypt
Ibn al-Nafis discovers pulmonary transit of blood
- 1804: Japan
First operation performed under general anaesthetic
- 220: China
First medical textbook on diagnosis, treatment and prognosis written
- 1590: Netherlands
X-rays used for medical purposes for the first time
Discovery of different blood types
Data intelligence specialists, Dr Foster, are at the forefront of innovation in healthcare. They’ve pioneered a groundbreaking new initiative that, for the first time, allows a global elite of hospitals to share data, learning and best practice across borders, enabling them to:
- Share best practice, expertise and outcomes
- Initiate ground breaking research and peer-reviewed academic publications
- Improve clinical outcomes
- Improve cost-effectiveness and efficiency
Over thirty world-leading hospitals from the United Kingdom, Belgium, the United States, Italy and the Netherlands are already working together to ensure that the best ideas from around the globe inform and enhance their work.
“In my opinion the only way to prove you are leading international healthcare is to compare yourselves with other world leaders. As far as I am aware there is no other project, at this time, which would provide you with this opportunity.
Heather Lawrence OBE
Chief Executive, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
The Dr Foster team will be exhibiting at the upcoming International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2012, Paris. Taking place between the 17th-20th April 2012. Visit us at stand 22 for further information on how you can be part of this extraordinary project.
We’re now expanding into our second phase, inviting additional elite hospitals to join the programme. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 20 7332 8800.