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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.

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.

All the ECDS data quality reports on this page are classified as experimental data. 

Frequency and completeness of submissions to ECDS

This data quality interactive report shows the frequency of ECDS submissions to SUS (Secondary Uses Service) to provide greater insight monitor progress as providers move to submit daily. It also displays the completeness/validity percentage for 20 fields within ECDS, by provider organisation.

This report is updated twice a week and we are looking into updating this daily in the near future.

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ECDS data quality summary report: from April 2019

This data quality interactive 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.

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

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&2 and 3&4:

Provisional data quality report for Emergency Care Dataset (ECDS)

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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.  

 

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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

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    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)

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    ECDS latest update

    The Emergency Care Data Set is the national data set for urgent and emergency care.

Last edited: 17 April 2020 12:04 pm