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NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators - June 2013 release

Publication date: 09:30 June 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 new data for the following indicators:

  • 1a - Potential years of life lost (PYLL) to causes considered amenable to healthcare

  • 1.6.i - Infant mortality

  • 1.6.ii - Neonatal mortality and stillbirths

  • 2.6.i - Estimated diagnosis rate for people with dementia

  • 4b - Patient experience of hospital care

  • 4.2 - Responsiveness to in-patients' personal needs

  • 5a - Patient safety incidents reported

  • 5b - Safety incidents involving severe harm or death

  • 5.4 - Incidence of medication errors causing serious harm

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 .

Key Facts

  • Indicator 1a, the Potential years of life lost (PYLL) rates for England are 2,325 and 1,844 per 100,000 population for males and females respectively in 2011. Both have fallen from the 2010 figures (from 2,461 for males and 1,916 for females).

  • Infant mortality (indicator 1.6.i) was unchanged between 2010 and 2011 staying at 4.2 per 1,000 births. Neonatal mortality and stillbirths rose from 8.0 to 8.2 per 1,000 births in the same time period.

  • Patient experience of hospital care (indicator 4b) rose from 75.6 to 76.5 (out of 100) between the 2011/12 and 2012/13 surveys. Responsiveness to inpatients' personal needs (indicator 4.2) also rose in the same period from 67.4 to 68.1 (out of 100).

  • Incidence of medication errors causing serious harm (indicator 5.4) was 0.49 per 100,000 population between April 2011 and March 2012. There were 610 patient safety incidents per 100,000 population (indicator 5a) between January and March 2012, of which 5 resulted in severe harm or death (indicator 5b). 


Date Range: 01 April 2011 to 01 March 2013
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Hospital Trusts, Primary Care Trusts, Care Trusts

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