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Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients and Accident and Emergency Data - April 2016 to February 2017

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01 Apr 2016 to 28 Feb 2017


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 March 2016 to February 2017 there were:

  • 19.6 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs), 59.8 per cent (11.7 million) of which included at least one procedure or intervention, and 7.0 million of which were day cases.

  • 16.4 million finished admission episodes (FAEs), of which 5.9 million were emergency admissions.

Monthly HES data for Outpatients:


In the year from March 2016 to February 2017 there were:

  • 116.8 million Outpatient appointments made, with 92.5 million (79.2 per cent) of these attended by the patient.

  • 7.8 million Outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 6.7 per cent of all appointments.

Monthly HES data for Accident and Emergency:


In the year from March 2016 to February 2017 there were:

  • 20.9 million A&E attendances recorded in A&E HES of which 4.2 million (20.3 per cent) resulted in admission to hospital for admitted patient care. 4.1 million (19.6 per cent) resulted in a GP follow up, and 7.8 million (37.2 per cent) were discharged with no follow up.

Admitted Patient Care data completeness:

  • The variation from the previous months' data (Month 10) - 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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