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National Statistics

Hospital Episode Statistics, Admitted Patient Care - England, 2010-11 [NS]

21:44 July 30, 2016 - 09:30 November 02, 2011
Publication date: November 02, 2011
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Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) is a data warehouse containing records of all patients admitted to NHS hospitals in England. It contains details of every hospital stay in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector.

The Kennedy report recommended that HES should be "supported as a major national resource for the monitoring of a range of healthcare outcomes".

Note: (17/11/2014) An update to the Hospital Episode Statistics: Admitted Patient Care 2010-11 provider level analysis has been published. Table G data for the Yorkshire and Humber SHA and the providers within it has been corrected.

Key facts

  • There were 17,269,882 finished consultant episodes (FCEs); this represents an increase of 463,686 FCEs (2.8 per cent) from 2009-10.
  • Of the 17,269,882 FCEs, 14,890,844 (86.2 per cent) were admission episodes; of these admission episodes 5,287,032 (35.5 per cent) were emergency admissions.
  • The time between decision to admit and admission (time waited) had a mean average of 50 days and a median of 35 days, most people (43.7 per cent) waited under 1 month.
  • Most FCEs (21.8 per cent) were for patients aged 60-74, the average age of patients was 51.

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Date Range: April 01, 2010 to March 31, 2011
Geographical coverage:
Geographical granularity:
Strategic Health Authorities
Primary Care Organisations
Hospital Trusts

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