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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 (CDS type 011) is the national data set for urgent and emergency care. It replaces the Accident & Emergency Commissioning Data Set (CDS type 010). Using ECDS for emergency departments provides data that better supports healthcare planning and better informed decision making on improvements to services.

There is a phased implementation period for the ECDS with data submission deadlines varying by A&E department type. Further implementation regarding this can be found via the ECDS project website

To minimise impacts on coverage of HES which uses CDS type 010 during the transition period NHS Digital have worked with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) to put in place a mapping process from CDS type 011 to type 010 to allow HES fields to continue to be populated for the providers who have switched to submitting ECDS.

The report is updated monthly, as per the Provisional Monthly Accident and Emergency for England calendar for the financial year 2018- 2019 and is classified as experimental data. 


ECDS data quality summary report: from April 2018

Underlying data for the ECDS data quality summary report

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 and the transition from A&E to ECDS.

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

ECDS data quality summary report: September 2017 – March 2018

This is the final ECDS interactive data quality report within ECDS’s first financial year of 2017-2018, beginning from the initial ECDS submission period (September 2017).

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 focusses on which providers have switched to ECDS.  It also 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: 26 June 2019 2:45 pm