In the year from November 2009 to October 2010 there were:
17.0 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs), 58.3% (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.
86.3 million outpatient appointments made, with 68.9 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):
15.8 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 6.2 million (39%) were discharged with no follow up.
Topic of interest - Provisional linked HES-ONS mortality data up until August 2010
For episodes ending between April 2007 and August 2010:
December and January record the highest percentage of admissions and procedures for which death occurred inside or outside of hospital within 30, 60 and 90 days, with the highest reported figure being for December 2008 with 5.1% of admissions where the patient died within 90 days.
June and July record the lowest percentage of admissions and procedures for which death occurred inside or outside of hospital within 30, 60 and 90 days, with the lowest reported figure being for July 2010 with 1.8% of admissions where the patient died within 30 days.
On average, between April 2007 and August 2010, 18.1% of deaths within 30 days of admission occurred outside hospital, compared to 26.0% within 60 days and 30.2% within 90 days, deaths occurring after a procedure follow a similar profile.