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Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients and Accident and Emergency Data - April 2016 to March 2017 (M13)

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01 Mar 2016 to 31 Mar 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. Last month's release 'Month 12' was the first time full year 2016/17 provisional data was available. The full year has now been updated as part of this 'Month 13' publication.

Key Facts

Admitted Patient Care:

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

• 19.7 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs), 60.3 per cent (11.9 million) of which included at least one procedure or intervention, and 7.1 million of which were day cases.
• 16.5 million finished admission episodes (FAEs), of which 5.9 million were emergency admissions.


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

• 118.6 million outpatient appointments made, with 93.9 million (79.2 per cent) of these attended by the patient.
• 7.9 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 6.7 per cent of all appointments.

Accident & Emergency:

In the year from April 2016 to March 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 (19.4 per cent) resulted in a GP follow up, and 7.7 million (37.1 per cent) were discharged with no follow up.


Last edited: 11 April 2018 5:09 pm