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Data set

3.2 Emergency readmissions within 30 days of discharge from hospital

This data set is part of

Date range:
01 Apr 2013 to 31 Mar 2018
Publication date:
Next publication date:
19 Mar 2020
Geographic coverage:
Geographical granularity:
Country, Clinical Commissioning Groups


Percentage of emergency admissions to any hospital in England occurring within 30 days of the last, previous discharge from hospital after admission; indirectly standardised by age, sex, method of admission and diagnosis / procedure. Admissions for cancer and obstetrics are excluded.

Update September 2019:

There is an ongoing review by NHS Digital of emergency readmissions indicators across the frameworks, many of which have not been published since 2014. Phase one of this review involved the publication of two indicators on March 21 2019; CCG Outcomes Indicator Set indicator 3.2 and NHS Outcomes Framework indicator 3b – Emergency readmissions within 30 days of discharge from hospital. This was followed by the publication of Compendium emergency readmissions indicators on 7 May 2019.

Phase two of the review will involve a full review of the indicator to address known issues and refine the methodology, this will include input from external parties.

Legacy unique identifier: P01845