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Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients and Accident and Emergency Data - April 2013 to July 2013

00:56 August 22, 2014 - 09:30 October 22, 2013
Publication date: October 22, 2013
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Summary

Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) is a data warehouse containing records of all patients admitted to NHS hospitals in England. It contains details of inpatient care, outpatient appointments and A&E attendance records. The Kennedy report recommended that HES should be ""supported as a major national resource for the monitoring of a range of healthcare outcomes"". Hospital episode statistics (HES) statistics are produced and published on a monthly basis.

This data is provisional and should therefore be treated as an estimate until the final National Statistics annual publications.

Key facts

Monthly HES data for Admitted Patient Care
 
In the year from August 2012 to July 2013 there were:
  • 17.8 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs), 60.2 per cent (10.7 million) of which included at least one procedure or intervention, and 6.1 million of which were day cases.
  • 15.2 million finished admission episodes (FAEs), of which 5.3 million were emergency admissions.
Monthly HES data for Outpatients
 
In the year from August 2012 to July 2013 there were:
  • 95.6 million outpatient appointments made, with 76.7 million (80.2 per cent) of these attended by the patient.
  • 6.9 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 7.3 per cent of all appointments.
Monthly HES data for Accident & Emergency
 
In the year from August 2012 to July 2013 there were:
  • 18.3 million A&E attendances recorded in A&E HES of which 3.8 million (20.8 per cent) resulted in admission to hospital for inpatient treatment. 3.6 million (19.7 per cent) resulted in a GP follow up, and 7.2 million (39.1 per cent) were discharged with no follow up.
Inpatients Data Completeness
 
The variation between the most recent month’s data is more pronounced when considering clinical (procedures and diagnoses) coverage. 5.4 per cent More procedures and 6.7 per cent more diagnoses were coded in the HES data submitted to SUS by 19/06/13 (Month 05) - the extract used for this publication - compared to the HES data submitted to SUS by 17/05/13 (Month 04) - the extract used for the previous publication. We accordingly recommend extra caution using clinical codes for the most recent months data.

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Coverage

Date Range: April 01, 2013 to July 31, 2013
Geographical coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Country
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