This is the latest monthly (April 2014) statistical publication in relation to the linked HES (Hospital Episode Statistics) and MHMDS (Mental Health Minimum Data Set) data.
The two data sets have been linked using specific patient identifiers collected in HES and MHMDS. The linkage allows the data sets to be linked in this manner from 2006-07; however, this report focuses on patients who were present in the two data sets in April 2014 only.
The bridging file used for this publication was also released on 08 August 2014; it utilises the latest published provisional (Monthly) HES data and year-to-date MHMDS data relating to April 2014.
The HES-MHMDS linkage provides the ability to undertake national (within England) analysis along acute patient pathways for mental health service users' interactions with acute secondary care.