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Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients and Accident and Emergency Data - April 2014 - September 2014

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Snapshot on 19 Dec 2014


Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) is a data warehouse containing records of all patients admitted to NHS hospitals in England. It contains details of inpatient care, outpatient appointments and A&E attendance records.


Hospital episode statistics (HES) statistics are produced and published on a monthly basis. This data is provisional and should therefore be treated as an estimate until the final National Statistics annual publications.

Key Facts

Monthly HES data for Admitted Patient Care:

In the year from October 2013 to September 2014 there were:

  • 18.4 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs)2 , 60.6 per cent (11.1 million) of which included at least one procedure or
    intervention, and 6.4 million of which were day cases.
  • 15.6 million finished admission episodes (FAEs)3, of which 5.5 million were emergency admissions.

Monthly HES data for Outpatients:

In the year from October 2013 to September 2014 there were:

  • 103.1 million outpatient appointments made, with 83.0 million (80.5 per cent) of these attended by the patient.
  • 7.2 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 6.9 per cent of all appointments.

Monthly HES data for Accident & Emergency:

In the year from October 2013 to September 2014 there were:

  • 19.0 million A&E attendances recorded in A&E HES of which 4.0 million (20.8 per cent) resulted in admission to hospital for admitted patient care. 3.8 million (19.7 per cent) resulted in a GP follow up, and 7.2 million (37.7 per cent) were discharged with no follow up.

Admitted Patient Data Completeness:

  • The variation between the most recent month's data is more pronounced when considering clinical (procedures and diagnoses) coverage.
  • 6.3 per cent more procedures and 7.9 per cent more diagnoses were coded in the HES data submitted to SUS (Month 07) - the extract used for this publication - compared to the HES data submitted to SUS by (Month 06) - the extract used for the previous publication. We accordingly recommend extra caution using clinical codes for the most recent months' data.


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