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About Seven-day Services

The Seven-day Services indicators provide information on how we can effectively measure both improvement and variation in care provision across the week.  Indicators on the following topics are included:

  • Emergency readmissions within seven days of discharge by day of discharge
  • Mortality within 30 days of admission by week-part of admission
  • Length of stay following an emergency admission by day of admission

From April 2020, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is no longer commissioning NHS Digital to produce these indicators.  Therefore, no further publications in this series are planned.


If variation exists across the week for a particular hospital trust, it should be examined in more detail to understand the causes.  The indicators require careful interpretation and should be used in conjunction with other indicators and information from other sources that together form a holistic view of trust outcomes.