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Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients and Accident and Emergency Data - April 2016 to December 2016

Publication date: 09:30 February 16, 2017


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. This data is 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 January 2016 to December 2016 there were:

• 19.6 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs) , 59.7 per cent (11.7 million) of which included at least one procedure or

intervention, and 7.0 million of which were day cases.

• 16.4 million finished admission episodes (FAEs) , of which 5.9 million were emergency admissions.


Monthly HES data for Outpatients:


In the year from January 2016 to December 2016 there were:

• 115.9 million outpatient appointments made, with 91.8 million (79.2 per cent) of these attended by the patient.

• 7.7 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 6.7 per cent of all appointments.


Monthly HES data for Accident & Emergency:


In the year from January 2016 to December 2016 there were:

• 21.1 million A&E attendances recorded in A&E HES of which 4.2 million (20.2 per cent) resulted in admission to hospital for

admitted patient care. 4.1 million (19.6 per cent) resulted in a GP follow up, and 7.8 million (37.1 per cent) were discharged with

no follow up.


Admitted Patient Care data completeness:


The variation from the previous months data is more pronounced when considering clinical (procedures and

diagnoses) coverage. 8.4 per cent more procedures and 10.4 per cent more diagnoses were coded in the HES data submitted to SUS

(Month 9) - the extract used for this publication - compared to the HES data submitted to SUS by (Month 8) - 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 2016 to 31 December 2016
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Country

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