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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 November 2010

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01 Apr 2010 to 30 Nov 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

In the year from December 2009 to November 2010 there were:

17.1 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs), 58.4% (10.0 million) of which included at least one procedure or intervention, and 5.6 million of which were day cases.
14.8 million finished admission episodes (FAEs), of which 5.2 million were emergency admissions.

86.7 million outpatient appointments made, with 69.2 million (79.8%) of these attended by the patient.
6.8 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 7.9% 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%) 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: Outpatient Treatment Specialties:
The treatment specialty with the highest number of outpatient appointments was Trauma & Orthopaedics (8,990,468) representing 10.4% of all outpatient appointments (86,730,048).
The treatment specialty where the patient is most likely to attend the appointment is Diagnostic Imaging, where there were 1,045,219 appointments and 98.7% of these appointments were attended.
For treatment specialties with at least 1,000 appointments:
The treatment specialty where the patient is least likely to attend is Critical Care Medicine, where there were 2,441 appointments and 67.4% of these appointments were attended.
The treatment specialty where the patient is most likely to have an attendance type 'Hospital postponed' is Paediatric Neurology, where there were 91,751 appointments and 13.1% were 'Hospital postponed'.
The treatment specialty where the patient is most likely to have an attendance type 'Patient cancelled' is Cardiothoracic Transplantation, where there were 11,950 appointments and 16.8% were 'Patient Cancelled'.
There is a general seasonal trend across most treatment specialties showing that the percentage of appointments which result in either 'Patient cancelled' or 'Did not attend' are higher during colder periods.


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