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Hospital Admitted Patient Care Activity 2019-20

National statistics

National Statistics

Summary Report - ACC

Critical Care records by year, 2011-12 to 2019-20

There were 286,224 useable critical care records in 2019-20, a decrease of 0.2 per cent from 2018-19 (291,679 records).

Since 2011-12, the number of useable critical care records has increased by 20.1 per cent (from 238,248 records).

Critical Care records by commissioning region, 2019-20

This chart shows a breakdown of critical care records by the Commissioning Region of treatment.

Almost a quarter (23 per cent) of all critical care records were for the London region.

The South West region again recorded the least critical care records (20,820), closely followed by the East of England region (23,910 records).

Critical Care records by age and sex, 2019-20

In 2019-20 patients aged 70-74 years represented the age group with the largest number of critical care records (39,580 records).

‘Children’ (patients aged between 0-19 years) accounted for 4,629 (1.6 per cent) of critical records.

Male patients accounted for over half (57.1 per cent) of critical care records.

Length of stay by critical care support type, 2019-20

The longest average length of stay was for Gastrointestinal support with 8.1 days (50,146 critical care periods).

The average number of days for men receiving this support type was almost a day more than for women (8.5 days and 7.7 days respectively), which was the biggest difference among the support types.

Basic cardiovascular support had more than four times as many critical care periods (211,958) than gastrointestinal, but the average length of stay was halved with 4.1 days.

Last edited: 18 November 2020 2:17 pm