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
• Re-attendance 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 August 2017 onwards the scheduling of this publication series is changing. This decision has been made with the view of reducing the delay in data availability from 10 weeks to 6 weeks. To ensure there are no gaps in the series, the August 2017 release includes May 2017 data and June 2017 data. Please see related links for more information.