This is the most recent publication of provisional monthly HES (Hospital Episode Statistics) data for NHS Hospitals in England and activity performed in the Independent sector in England commissioned by English NHS.
Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care and Outpatient Data - April 2009Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 11 Aug 2009
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2009 to 30 Apr 2009
In the year from May 2008 to April 2009 there were:
16.2 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs) (57.1% of which included at least one procedure or intervention) and of these 5.2 million were day cases.
14.1 million admission episodes, of which 5.0 million were emergency admissions.
74 million outpatient appointments were made with 60 million of these attended by the patient.
6.0 million outpatient appointments were not attended by the patient representing 8.0% of all appointments.
Topic of interest: Assault:
In the year from May 2008 to April 2009 there were 4,968 admission episodes for assault by sharp object, of which 2,834 were from Tackling Knives Action Programme (TKAP) local authorities and 2,134 from non-TKAP areas.
In the year from May 2007 to April 2008 there were 5,168 admission episodes for assault by sharp object, of which 3,079 were from TKAP local authorities and 2,089 from non-TKAP areas.
Between these periods admission episodes for assault by sharp object fell by around 3.9% in England, with a decline of around 8.0% in TKAP areas, compared to an increase of 2.2% in non-TKAP areas. Note that the Tackling Knives Action Programme was introduced in June 2008.
For teenagers (13-19 years old), whom TKAP is aimed at, admission episodes for assault by sharp object fell by around 18.8% in England (from 1,153 to 936), around 22.9% in TKAP areas (from 760 to 586) and around 10.9% in non-TKAP areas (from 393 to 350) between the same periods.
Topic of interest: Bariatric Surgery:
In the year from May 2008 to April 2009 there were 4,324 finished consultant episodes for "bariatric surgery" with a primary diagnosis of obesity.
In the previous year, May 2007 to April 2008, there were 2,838 episodes
Between these periods the number of finished consultant episodes grew by 52%