Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients and Accident and Emergency Data - April 2013 to October 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), 60.4 per cent (10.7 million) of which included at least one procedure or intervention, and 6.2 million of which were day cases.
• 15.2 million finished admission episodes (FAEs), of which 5.3 million were emergency admissions.
• 96.8 million outpatient appointments made, with 77.6 million (80.1 per cent) of these attended by the patient.
• 6.9 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 7.2 per cent of all appointments.