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

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01 Apr 2017 to 31 Oct 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 November 2016 to October 2017 there were:
• 19.9 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs), 59.6 per cent (11.9 million) of which included at least one procedure or
intervention, and 7.2 million of which were day cases.
• 16.6 million finished admission episodes (FAEs), of which 6.0 million were emergency admissions.

Monthly HES data for Outpatients

In the year from November 2016 to October 2017 there were:
• 118.0 million outpatient appointments made, with 93.3 million (79.1 per cent) of these attended by the patient.
• 7.8 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 6.6 per cent of all appointments.

Monthly HES data for Accident & Emergency

In the year from November 2016 to October 2017 there were:
• 21.0 million A&E attendances recorded in A&E HES of which 4.3 million (20.4 per cent) resulted in admission to hospital for
admitted patient care. 4.0 million (19.0 per cent) resulted in a GP follow up, and 7.8 million (37.0 per cent) were discharged with
no follow up.

• A small number of providers have submitted some or all of their October A&E activity to both the new Emergency Care Data Set, ECDS (CDS 011)
and the standard A&E data (CDS 010). This has resulted in approximately 50,000 (2.9 per cent) additional records that have been included
in October A&E HES which contributes to why some unusually high values may be observed for these measures. Further detail on those trusts
affected by this issue can be found within the Summary Counts HES Data Quality Report.


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