Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients and Accident and Emergency Data - April 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), 59.9 per cent (10.6 million) of which included at least one procedure or intervention, and 6.1 million of which were day cases.
• 93.9 million outpatient appointments made, with 75.3 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. 3.7 million (20.0 per cent) resulted in a GP follow up, and 7.2 million (39.0 per cent) were discharged with no follow up.