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Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) data quality

This interactive data quality report provides early analyses using data submitted from the ECDS to compare data between providers (provider organisation, department type acuity and month) and for individual valid SNOMED CT codes on four key fields: chief complaint, clinical Investigation, first diagnosis code and treatment code.

The Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) is the national data set for urgent and emergency care. It replaced Accident & Emergency Commissioning Data Set (CDS type 010) and was implemented through: ECDS (CDS 6.2.2 Type 011)

ECDS allows NHS Digital to provide information to support the care provided in emergency departments by including the data items needed to understand capacity and demand and help improve patient care.

NHS Digital and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) put in place a mapping process from CDS type 011 to it’s predecessor (type 010) to allow continued population of HES fields.

The report is updated monthly, as per the Provisional Monthly Accident and Emergency for England calendar for the financial year 2019- 2020 and is classified as experimental data. 

Both the Visualisation and Excel version of the ECDS data quality summary report, for 1st April 2019 to 31st July 2019 (Month 4), are due to be published on Thursday 12th September 2019. Unfortunately this is now slightly delayed and we will publish both reports as soon as possible following this date.

ECDS data quality summary report: from April 2019

This report includes breakdowns of the key fields’ SNOMED CT values.  It also reports activity counts being submitted by provider, and how these counts relate to previous months. From April 2019, these counts are reported separately between department types 1 and 2 or 3 and 4. 

Provisional data quality report for Emergency Care Dataset (ECDS).

ECDS data quality summary report: April 2018 – March 2019

This is the final ECDS interactive data quality report  for the previous financial year April 2018 - March 2019.  

Further A&E and ECDS data quality reports

The monthly Accident and Emergency (A&E) official statistics reporting series A&E quality indicators continues to be published using data in the CDS type 010 format. 

View the quality indicators report

The Secondary Uses Service (SUS) data quality dashboard reports on the quality of the key data items that have formed part of the ECDS CQUIN (first diagnosis code, acuity, chief complaint and injury intent).

Request access to the SUS data quality dashboard

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    Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS)

    The Emergency Care Data Set is the national data set for urgent and emergency care. It replaces the Accident & Emergency Commissioning Data Set (CDS type 010).

Last edited: 20 September 2019 11:04 am