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Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) data quality

These data quality reports provide early analyses using data submitted from the ECDS to compare data between providers (provider organisation, department type, acuity and month), individual SNOMED CT codes on key fields and report on the frequency of ECDS provider submissions.

Learn more about Hospital Episode Statistics Data Quality at the data quality information and reports on the Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES).

The Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) is the national data set for urgent and emergency care. It replaced Accident and 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.


ECDS Data Quality dashboard

This interactive data quality report shows the overall quality of ECDS data submitted to the Secondary Uses Service (SUS). It provides insight into the completeness and validity of a large volume of the ECDS data items, allowing them to be viewed by site, provider, Integrated Care Board (ICB), NHS England region and national levels of breakdown. This report is classified as management information, it is not an official statistic.

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ECDS data quality summary report: from April 2021

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

This report is updated monthly, as per the Provisional Monthly Accident and Emergency for England calendar for the financial year 2021-22 and is classified as experimental data. 

The Excel tabulation report below 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. These counts are reported separately between department types 1 and 2 and 3 and 4:

Provisional data quality report for Emergency Care Dataset (ECDS)

This report will be published for the last time on 9 February 2023.

Data Quality information for the Emergency Care Dataset can now be found in our dashboard.

If this change is going to cause issues for the work that your team does, let us know by filling out this form.

Please note, we are aware of a data quality issue affecting the figures in this report.

As a consequence of the NHS cyber attack last year, certain providers have been unable to submit complete A&E data. The data used to produce this report are therefore incomplete and there may be undercounts in certain figures. We are currently in the process of identifying affected providers and rectifying the issue.

 

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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


Further information

internal Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS)

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)

Last edited: 8 February 2023 11:29 am