Brian Jarman

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Brian Jarman
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Born (1933-07-09) July 9, 1933 (age 84)[1]
Alma mater Cambridge University and Imperial College London[1]

Professor Sir Brian Jarman OBE FRCGP FRCP FMedSci was Professor of Primary Health Care from 1983−98 at Imperial College School of Medicine and President of the British Medical Association from 2003−4.[1][2]

The Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio (HSMR) methodology was developed by Jarman, director of the Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College, London.[3] This method was applied by Dr Foster Intelligence.


Jarman originally trained in the natural sciences, graduating from Cambridge in 1954, and completing a PhD in Geophysics at Imperial College in 1960. After working for Shell for three years, Jarman switched to medicine, completing a medical degree at Imperial College in 1969.[1] He was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard in 1970 and later occasional lecturer.

He is an alumnus of Barking Abbey School.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e Brian Jarman CV,
  2. ^ Imperial College, Emeritus Professor Brian Jarman
  3. ^ Jarman, Brian; Gault, Simon; Alves, Bernadette; Hider, Amy; Dolan, Susan; Cook, Adrian; Hurwitz,, Brian; Iezzoni, Lisa I (5 June 1999). "Explaining differences in English hospital death rates using routinely collected data". BMJ. 318: 1515. doi:10.1136/bmj.318.7197.1515. 
  4. ^ "Queen's Birthday Honours 1998". The Independent. 13 June 1998. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Debretts, Brian Jarman[permanent dead link]