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Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients and Accident and Emergency Data - April 2011 to May 2011

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01 Apr 2011 to 31 May 2011


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.

A note on the publication dates for 2011/12: Provisional monthly HES publication dates will be based on the deadline for NHS trusts and similar health provider organisations to send data to the Secondary Uses Service. Normally, the publication will be 35 working days later than the deadline, unless the 8th working day is a Friday (in which case add 1 day) or the 35th working day is a Monday or the first day after a bank holiday (in which case add 1 day). Both of these exceptions can occur, so we always publish 35, 36, or 37 working days after the NHS submission date.

Key Facts

Monthly HES data for Inpatients
In the year from June 2010 to May 2011 there were:
• 17.2 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs), 58.5% (10.1 million) of which included at least one procedure or intervention, and 5.7 million of which were day cases.
• 14.8 million finished admission episodes (FAEs), of which 5.3 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. 2.2% more procedures and 5.0% more diagnoses were coded in the HES data submitted to SUS by 22/7/2011 (Month 3) - extract used for this publication, compared to the HES data submitted to SUS by 23/6/2011
(Month 2) used for 11th August 2011 publication. We accordingly recommend extra caution using clinical codes for the most recent months data.

• As expected the largest improvement between the two most recent months' data is for the month of May 2011.

Monthly HES for Outpatients In the year from June 2010 to May 2011 there were:
• 87.7 million outpatient appointments made, with 70.0 million (79.8%) of these attended by the patient.
• 6.8 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 7.8% of all appointments.

Provisional Monthly HES data for Accident and Emergency (Experimental Data)
In the year from June 2010 to May 2011 there were:
• 16.3 million A&E attendances recorded in A&E HES. Of these 3.6 million (21.9%) resulted in admission to hospital for inpatient treatment, 3.1 million (18.9%) resulted in a GP follow up, and 6.3 million (38.4%) were discharged with no follow up.

Monthly HES Topic of Interest: Eating Disorders In the period between June 2010 to May 2011
• There were 2,601 finished consultant episodes (FCEs) for all eating disorders compared to 2,575 in the previous 12 months, representing an increase of 1%. Over the same period there was a 2% increase in all FCEs.
• 89% (2,322) of the FCEs were female; this is similar to the previous 12 months when 90% (2,318) were female.
• The average episode duration was 38 day


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