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Compendium - Emergency readmissions to hospital within 30 days of discharge

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Open data, Experimental statistics
Publication date:
Geographic coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Country, Regions, ONS Area Classification, Provider, Deprivation, Local Authorities, Independent Sector Health Care Providers
Date range:
01 Apr 2013 to 31 Mar 2018

Summary

The indicators presented measure the percentage of emergency admissions to any hospital in England occurring within 30 days of the last, previous discharge from hospital over the period 2013/14 to 2017/18.

There is an ongoing review by NHS Digital of emergency readmissions indicators across Compendium and the Frameworks (CCG Outcomes Indicator Set, CCGOIS and NHS Outcomes Framework, NHS OF), many of which have not been published since 2014. Please refer to the position paper in the links below.

Phase one of this review has been to align indicator definitions to provide a baseline for future development and then pubish the indicators. The first two indicators were published on 21st March 2019 for CCGOIS indicator 3.2 and NHS OF indicator 3b – Emergency readmissions within 30 days of discharge from hospital. This has now been followed by this publication of Compendium emergency readmissions indicators on 7th May 2019.

Please note that there have been changes to the definition of this indicator to align it closer to that used in the Frameworks. The main changes are the: (1) use of a 30 day readmission period rather than 28 (2) inclusion of mental health episodes (3) use of different age bands in the standardisation (4) use of the first three characters of the procedure or diagnosis code in the standardisation (5) use, in the by procedure breakdown, of any method of admission and inclusion in the standardisation.

Other changes are detailed in the specifications that can be found within each dataset.

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. If you are interested in taking part please email enquiries@digital.nhs.uk with the subject "NHS Digital Readmissions Review".

Key facts

The indicators presented measure the percentage of emergency admissions to any hospital in England occurring within 30 days of the last, previous discharge from hospital.

There are three datasets that include breakdowns by the following geographies: Region, ONS Area Classification (2011 census v2 revised), NHS England Regions, Local Authority of Residence, Public and Private Hospital Providers and Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles

(1) Emergency readmissions to hospital within 30 days of discharge (I02040)

Also broken down by: (a) age bands: <16 years, 16+ years, 16-74 years; 75+ years (b) gender: male only, female only and persons.

(2) Emergency readmissions to hospital within 30 days of discharge by diagnosis for all ages (I02041)

Diagnoses included are: (a) Fractured proximal femur broken down by gender: male only, female only and persons (b) Stroke broken down by gender: male only, female only and persons.

(3) Emergency readmissions to hospital within 30 days of discharge by procedure for all ages (I02042)

Procedures included are: (a) Primary hip replacement surgery broken down by gender: male only, female only and persons (b) Hysterectomy broken down by female only.

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Last edited: 3 May 2019 11:36 am