This report, generated from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) A&E data, sets out data coverage, data quality and performance information for the following five A&E indicators:
•Left department before being seen for treatment rate
•Time to initial assessment
•Time to treatment
•Total time in A&E
Publishing these data will help share information on the quality of care of A&E services to stimulate the discussion and debate between patients, clinicians, providers and commissioners, which is needed in a culture of continuous improvement.
The data used in these reports are sourced from Provisional A&E HES data, and as such these data may differ to information extracted directly from Secondary Uses Service (SUS) data, or data extracted directly from local patient administration systems. Provisional HES data may be revised throughout the year.
From the next release of these data a change will be made to the schedule of this publication series to reduce the time lag of data availability. Please see related links section below. The first publication to include this change will include two months (May and June 2017) to ensure that a month is not missed from publication.