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

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01 Apr 2011 to 30 Sep 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 October 2010 to September 2011 there were:
• 17.3 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs), 58.9% (10.2 million) of which included at least one procedure or intervention, and 5.7 million of which were day cases.
• 14.9 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. 3.1% more procedures and 6.0% more diagnoses were coded in the HES data submitted to SUS by 23/11/2011 (Month 7) - extract used for this publication, compared to the HES data submitted to SUS by 21/10/2011 (Month 6) used for 9th December 2011 publication. We accordingly recommend extra caution using clinical codes for the most recent month's data.

Monthly HES for Outpatients
In the year from October 2010 to September 2011 there were:
• 88.8 million outpatient appointments made, with 70.8 million (79.7%) of these attended by the patient.
• 6.8 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 7.7% of all appointments. Provisional Monthly HES data for Accident and Emergency (Experimental Data)
In the year from October 2010 to September 2011 there were:
• 16.5 million A&E attendances recorded in A&E HES. Of these 3.6 million (21.7%) resulted in admission to hospital for inpatient treatment, 3.1 million (19.0%) resulted in a GP follow up, and 6.4 million (38.6%) were discharged with no follow up.

Topic Of Interest Assaults
In the period October 2010 to September 2011
• Assaults accounted for 40,033 finished admission episodes (FAE), a 2.1% decrease on the previous 12 month period when there were 40,886 finished admission episodes (FAE). Overall admissions increased 0.6% over the same period.
• 'Assault by bodily force' (25,742) accounted for the highest number of assault admissions, followed by 'assault by sharp object' (4,669).
• North West Strategic Health Authority had the highest rate of admissions for assaults per 100,000 of FAEs.
• Males represented 82.4% of all assault admissions, the majority of which were aged between 18 and 25.
• There were a total of 184,739 A&E attendances as a result of assault, a 0.5% increase on the previous 12 months. Overall A&E Attendances increased 4% over the same period.


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