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

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01 Apr 2010 to 31 Jul 2010


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

Monthly HES data for Inpatients
In the year from August 2009 to July 2010 there were:
• 16.9 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs), 58.2% (9.9 million) of which included at least one procedure or intervention, and of these 5.5 million were day cases.
• 14.6 million finished admission episodes (FAEs), of which 5.2 million were emergency admissions.

Monthly HES - Inpatient Clinical coding coverage
The shortfall between the most recent month's data is more pronounced when considering clinical (procedures and diagnoses) coverage. 3.7% more procedures and 5.9% more diagnoses were coded in the HES data submitted to SUS by 23/9/2010 (Month 5) - extract used for this publication, compared to the HES data submitted to SUS by 23/8/2010 (Month 4) used for 12th October 2010 publication. We accordingly recommend extra caution using clinical codes for the most recent months data.

Monthly HES for Outpatients
In the year from August 2009 to July 2010 there were:
• 85.0 million outpatient appointments made, with 67.9 million (79.9%) of these attended by the patient.
• 6.8 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 7.9% of all appointments.

Provisional Monthly HES data for Accident and Emergency (Experimental Data)
In the year from August 2009 to July 2010 there were:
• 15.7 million A&E attendances recorded in A&E HES. Of these 3.4 million (22%) resulted in admission to hospital for inpatient treatment, 2.9 million (19%) resulted in a GP follow up, and 6.1 million (39%) were discharged with no follow up.

Topic of interest: Intentional Self-Harm
• From August 2009 to July 2010 there were 107,182 admission episodes with a primary cause code of intentional self harm
• There were 102,667 comparable admissions from August 2008 to July 2009
• The increase between these two periods was 4.4%
• 60% of admissions from August 2009 to July 2010 were for female patients
• The highest rate of admission per head of population was for patients resident in the North East SHA area with 329 admissions per 100,000 population.


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