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National Statistics
Publication, Part of

Hospital Episode Statistics, Admitted Patient Care, England - 2012-13

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 2012 to 31 Mar 2013


Please note: There are proposed changes to the data tables contained within the Diagnosis.xls spreadsheet, available as part of the Admitted Patient Care Publication. For details of these changes and information on how to provide feedback please refer to the document titled "HES Annual Publication Review - APC Amendment to Diagnosis Tables" in the resources section of this page. Please provide responses by 31 July 2014.

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: The following correction was made to the 'Hospital Episode Statistics, Admitted Patient Care, England - 2012-13: Hospital providers.xls' file on 30/05/14. An error in suppressing small numbers was found in column AO, Day Cases - this has been corrected.


In 2012-13:

  • There were 17.7 million Finished Consultant Episodes (FCEs) recorded in 2012-13, an increase of 1.4 per cent from 2011-12.

  • Of these episodes, 11.7 million (65.8 per cent) were ordinary episodes (inc. delivery episodes) and 6.1 million (34.2 per cent) were day cases.

  • 59.8 per cent of FCEs involved some form of procedure or intervention, with 95.1 per cent of day case episodes involving a procedure or intervention.

  • There were 15.1 million Finished Admission Episodes (FAEs) recorded in 2012-13, an increase of 0.8 per cent from 2011-12.

  • There were 5.6 million admissions from waiting lists (inc. booked)1 in 2012-13, compared to 5.5 million in 2011-12, an increase of 1.4 per cent.

  • There were 5.3 million emergency admissions in 2012-13 compared to 5.2 million in 2011-12, an increase of 1.8 per cent.



    1. Excludes 'planned' admissions where the admission was deferred for medical or social reasons.


Last edited: 23 February 2022 11:30 am