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Publication, Part of

Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients and Accident and Emergency Data - April 2010 to December 2010

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Country
Date Range:
01 Apr 2010 to 31 Dec 2010

Summary

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.

Key Facts

In the year from January 2010 to December 2010 there were:

Inpatients:
17.0 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs), 58.5% (9.9 million) of which included at least one procedure or intervention, and 5.6 million of which were day cases.
14.7 million finished admission episodes (FAEs), of which 5.2 million were emergency admissions.

Outpatients:
86.5 million outpatient appointments made, with 68.8 million (79.6%) of these attended by the patient.
6.9 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient,representing 8.0% of all appointments.

Accident and Emergency (Experimental Data):
15.9 million A&E attendances recorded in A&E HES. Of these 3.5 million (22.0%) resulted in admission to hospital for inpatient treatment, 3.0 million (18.7%) resulted in a GP follow up, and 6.1 million (38.5%) were discharged with no follow up.

Monthly Topic of Interest: Duration of Accident and Emergency attendances:
There were 15.9 million attendances recorded in HES compared to 15.3 million during the corresponding period January to December 2009.
This represents an increase of 4.1%. For the same period QMAE figures increased from 20.5 million to 21.0 million (2.9%) indicating that some of the HES increase is due to improved coverage.
The average (median) time from attendance to assessment in the A&E department was 8 minutes compared to 7 minutes in January to December 2009. 95% of attendees were assessed within 1 hr 22 minutes of arrival.
The average (median) time from attendance to treatment in the A&E department was 53 minutes compared to 50 minutes in January to December 2009. 95% of attendees were treated within 3 hrs 6 minutes of arrival.
The average (median) time from attendance to departure in the A&E department was 2 hrs 7 minutes compared to1 hr 59 minutes in January to December. 95% of attendees were discharged within 4 hrs 10 minutes of arrival.
The number of patients who left A&E without being seen for the period January to December 2010 increased to 543,000 (3.4% of all attendances) from 512,000 (3.4% of all attendances) for the corresponding period January to December 2009

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