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Hospital Episode Statistics, Emergency Readmissions to Hospital Within 28 Days of Discharge - Financial year 2011-12

13:59 July 24, 2014 - 09:30 December 05, 2013
Publication date: December 05, 2013
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Summary

The indicators presented measure the percentage of emergency admissions to any hospital in England occurring within 28 days of the last, previous discharge from hospital after admission for selected conditions.

There are five ‘emergency readmissions' indicators:

- Emergency readmissions to hospital within 28 days of discharge

- Emergency readmissions to hospital within 28 days of discharge: fractured proximal femur

- Emergency readmissions to hospital within 28 days of discharge: hysterectomy

- Emergency readmissions to hospital within 28 days of discharge: primary hip replacement surgery

- Emergency readmissions to hospital within 28 days of discharge: stroke

Data is presented for the latest 10 year period (2002/03 to 2011/12), and in separate tables for females, males, and persons. They are presented for all ages with the exception of ‘Emergency readmissions to hospital within 28 days of discharge’, which is presented in separate tables for age groups <16, 16-74, 16+, and 75+. The indicators are presented at the following health and local government geographies:

- England

- Region (aggregated from Local Authorities (LAs), boundaries as of April 2009)

- Office for National Statistics (ONS) Area Classification (aggregated from LAs, boundaries as of April 2009)

- Strategic Health Authority (SHA) of residence (boundaries as of July 2006)

- Local Authority (LA) of residence (based on postcode look-up, boundaries as of April 2009)

- Primary Care Organisation (PCO) of residence (based on postcode look-up, boundaries as of April 2011)

- Counties (aggregated from LAs, boundaries as of April 2009)

- Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010 Based data at England level

- Based on 7 groups

- Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010 Based data at England level

- Based on 5 groups

- Trust clusters

- Trust

These indicators were previously published on the Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators and are now published on the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s (HSCIC) Indicator Portal as part of the continuing release of this indicator set.

Data, along with indicator specifications providing details of indicator construction, data quality, statistical methods and interpretation considerations, can be accessed by visiting the HSCIC's Indicator Portal (link below) and using the left menu to navigate to Compendium of population health indicators > Hospital care > Outcomes > Readmissions.

Key facts

  • Emergency readmission rates (indirectly standardised percent) for persons in England are highest amongst patients admitted for fractured proximal femur (12.6 per cent), followed by stroke (11.7 per cent), all emergency readmissions (11.5 per cent), hysterectomy (7.3 per cent), and primary hip replacement (5.3 per cent).
  • Compared to the expected number of emergency readmissions for persons of all ages in England there were:

- around 42,355 more readmissions for all emergency readmissions (ages 16+ only)

- around 539 more readmissions for stroke

- around 429 more readmissions for fractured proximal femur

- around 327 more readmissions for hysterectomy (females only)

- around 491 fewer readmissions for primary hip replacement surgery

  • Over the latest ten year period (2002/03 to 2011/12), the readmissions rate for persons in England shows:

- there has been an increase of around 36 per cent in the readmissions rate for stroke (from 8.58 per cent to 11.71 per cent)

- an increase of around 32 per cent in the readmissions rate for fractured proximal femur (from 9.49 per cent to 12.55 per cent)

- an increase of around 27 per cent in the readmissions rate for hysterectomy (from 5.71 per cent to 7.28 per cent) (females only)

- an increase of around 27 per cent in the readmissions rate for all emergency readmissions (from 9.01 per cent to 11.45 per cent) (ages 16+)

- a decrease of around 14 per cent in the readmissions rate for primary hip replacement surgery (from 6.22 per cent to 5.32 per cent)

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Coverage

Date Range: April 01, 2002 to March 31, 2012
Geographical coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Strategic Health Authorities
Care Trusts
Mental Health Trusts
Government Office Regions
Primary Care Organisations
Local Authorities
Hospital Trusts
Country
County
Primary Care Trusts
Regions

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