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NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators - March 2013 release

Publication date: 09:30 March 27, 2013


The NHS Outcomes Framework indicators form part of the NHS Outcomes Framework, which:

• provides national level accountability for the outcomes the NHS delivers.

• drives transparency, quality improvement and outcome measurement throughout the NHS.

This release includes one indicator published as part of the NHS Outcomes Framework for the first time:

• 1a.ii - Potential years of life lost (PYLL) from causes considered amenable to health care - children and young people

It also includes new data, additional disaggregations or changes to the calculation methodology for the following indicators:

• 1.4.i - One-year survival from colorectal cancer

• 1.4.ii - Five-year survival from colorectal cancer

• 1.4.iii - One-year survival from breast cancer

• 1.4.iv - Five-year survival from breast cancer

• 1.4.v - One-year survival from lung cancer

• - Five-year survival from lung cancer

• 2.3.i - Unplanned hospitalisation for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions

• 3a - Emergency admissions for acute conditions that should not usually require hospital admission

• 3.1 - Total health gain as assessed by patients for elective procedures (groin hernia, hip replacement, knee replacement, varicose veins)

• 4.3 - Patient experience of A&E services

• 4.7 - Patient experience of community mental health services

5.4 - Medication errors causing serious harm

Key Facts

For new indicator 1a.ii the Potential years of life lost (PYLL) rates for England are 616 and 531 per 100,000 population for young males and females respectively. This compares to PYLL rates of 2,459 and 1,919 for males and females of all ages as shown for indicator 1a.

The emergency admissions indicators 2.3.i and 3a, that were previously adult-specific will include children from the March 2013 publication onwards.

The rate of emergency admissions for acute conditions that should not usually require hospital admission (3a) increases from 1,040 to 1,131 per 100,000 population in 2011/12 when children are included. In this indicator, children account for 23 per cent of the population and 29 per cent of emergency admissions in 2011/12. When including children in indicator 2.3.i however, the rate of emergency admissions decreases from 937 to 801 per 100,000 population in 2011/12. This is due to a small rise in the number of admissions based on the ICD-10 codes included compared to a substantial rise in the overall population.


Date Range: 01 April 2011 to 01 September 2012
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Strategic Health Authorities, NHS Trusts, Primary Care Organisations, Hospital Trusts, Government Office Regions, Local Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, Care Trusts, County, Regions

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