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