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Hospital Episode Statistics, Admitted Patient Care - England, 2010-11

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Geographical Granularity:
Strategic Health Authorities, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Hospital Trusts, Country, NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Provider, Regions
Date Range:
01 Apr 2010 to 31 Mar 2011


Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) is a data warehouse containing records of all patients admitted to NHS hospitals in England. It contains details of every hospital stay in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector.

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

Note: (17/11/2014) An update to the Hospital Episode Statistics: Admitted Patient Care 2010-11 provider level analysis has been published. Table G data for the Yorkshire and Humber SHA and the providers within it has been corrected.


  • There were 17,269,882 finished consultant episodes (FCEs); this represents an increase of 463,686 FCEs (2.8 per cent) from 2009-10.
  • Of the 17,269,882 FCEs, 14,890,844 (86.2 per cent) were admission episodes; of these admission episodes 5,287,032 (35.5 per cent) were emergency admissions.
  • The time between decision to admit and admission (time waited) had a mean average of 50 days and a median of 35 days, most people (43.7 per cent) waited under 1 month.
  • Most FCEs (21.8 per cent) were for patients aged 60-74, the average age of patients was 51.

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