PLICS Acute data enables costing of acute NHS activity to be analysed on a geographical basis using the patient’s area of residence.
Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in England, based on a number of domains. England can be subdivided into more than 32,000 Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs, geographic areas of similar population size) which are then scored using the IMD and ranked. The ranked areas are then put into 10 groups, known as deciles, from most deprived to least.
Accident & emergency (A&E)
Total cost and count of A&E attendances both increase with the deprivation status of the patient’s area of residence.
Admitted patient care (APC)
Total cost and count of APC episodes both increase with the deprivation status of the patient’s area of residence.
There was little variation in the total cost and count of OP appointments by IMD decile.
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