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Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients and Accident and Emergency Data - April 2013 to January 2014

Publication date: 09:30 April 24, 2014


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.


Hospital episode statistics (HES) statistics are produced and published on a monthly basis. These data are provisional and should therefore be treated as an estimate until the final National Statistics annual publications.

Key Facts

Monthly HES data for Admitted Patient Care


In the year from February 2013 to January 2014 there were:

  • 17.9 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs), 60.5 per cent (10.8 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.

Monthly HES data for Outpatients


In the year from February 2013 to January 2014 there were:

  • 99.1 million outpatient appointments made, with 79.6 million (80.3 per cent) of these attended by the patient.
  • 7.0 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 7.1 per cent of all appointments.

Monthly HES data for Accident & Emergency


In the year from February 2013 to January 2014 there were:

  • 18.2 million A&E attendances recorded in A&E HES of which 3.8 million (20.9 per cent) resulted in admission to hospital for admitted patient care. 3.5 million (19.3 per cent) resulted in a GP follow up, and 7.0 million (38.6 per cent) were discharged with no follow up.

Inpatients Data Completeness


The variation between the most recent month's data is more pronounced when considering clinical (procedures and diagnoses) coverage. 5.3 per cent More procedures and 6.7 per cent more diagnoses were coded in the HES data submitted to SUS (Month 11) - the extract used for this publication - compared to the HES data submitted to SUS by (Month 10) - the extract used for the previous publication. We accordingly recommend extra caution using clinical codes for the most recent months' data.


Date Range: 01 April 2013 to 31 January 2014
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Country

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