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Compendium - Returning to usual place of residence following hospital treatment

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England
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Summary

In the absence of routine data on patient levels of function and well-being, a return to usual residence following hospital treatment may act as a proxy for successful outcome of rehabilitation. The category of accommodation as coded in Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data is used as a proxy for place of residence.

Although the proportion of those who return to pre-treatment category of accommodation will depend partly on the availability of support at home and the quality of community services, a change in the category of accommodation may suggest an important change in functional ability and health status. There are variations between ‘like’ populations in the proportions who return to their usual residence. The National Health Service (NHS) may be able to avoid unnecessarily prolonged hospital stays by learning lessons from the experience of others, and alerting those with responsibility for social care about problems.

For information on the definitions of what these indicators include, please see the relevant specification.

As of November 2018, the following indicators have been discontinued and there will be no further updates:

Returning to usual place of residence following hospital treatment: stroke: indirectly standardised percent, all ages, annual trend, F (P00812),

Returning to usual place of residence following hospital treatment: stroke: indirectly standardised percent, all ages, annual trend, M (P00813),

Returning to usual place of residence following hospital treatment: stroke: indirectly standardised percent, all ages, annual trend, P (P00814),

Returning to usual place of residence following hospital treatment: fractured proximal femur: indirectly standardised percent, all ages, annual trend, F (P00818),

Returning to usual place of residence following hospital treatment: fractured proximal femur: indirectly standardised percent, all ages, annual trend, M (P00819),

Returning to usual place of residence following hospital treatment: fractured proximal femur: indirectly standardised percent, all ages, annual trend, P (P00820),

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