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National Statistics
Publication, Part of

Hospital Episode Statistics, Admitted Patient Care - England, 2007-08

National statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Hospital Trusts, Country, NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Provider, Regions
Date Range:
01 Apr 2007 to 31 Mar 2008


Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) is a data warehouse containing records of all patients admitted to NHS hospitals in England. It contains details of more than 15 million episodes of patient care (finished consultant episodes) per year.

The Kennedy report recommended that HES should be "supported as a major national resource for the monitoring of a range of healthcare outcomes".


  • a decrease in average (mean) length of stay from 6.3 days to 5.7 days between 2006-07 and 2007-08, which continues a long term trend
  • common procedures in 2007-08 include:
    • 325,471 cataract operations - 7.9 per cent more than 2006-07
    • 97,026 hip replacement operations - 8.7 per cent more than 2006-07
    • 23,488 coronary artery bypass grafts (CABGs) - 8.8 per cent more than 2006-07
    • 59,225 percutaneous transluminal operations on the coronary artery (PTCAs) - 0.3 per cent more than 2006-07
  • the average (mean) time waited decreased between 2006-07 and 2007-08 from 73 days to 60 days, and the median time waited decreased from 49 to 42 days.

The report findings can be found on the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) website, where you will now be redirected to.


Last edited: 11 April 2018 4:20 pm