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

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01 Apr 2017 to 30 Sep 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 October 2016 to September 2017 there were:
• 19.8 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs), 59.6 per cent (11.8 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.


Monthly HES data for Outpatients

In the year from October 2016 to September 2017 there were:
• 117.6 million outpatient appointments made, with 93.0 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 October 2016 to September 2017 there were:
• 20.9 million A&E attendances recorded in A&E HES of which 4.3 million (20.6 per cent) resulted in admission to hospital for
admitted patient care. 4.0 million (19.2 per cent) resulted in a GP follow up, and 7.7 million (37.0 per cent) were discharged with
no follow up.

Ten providers have submitted some or all of their September A&E activity to the new to the new Emergency Care Data Set, ECDS (CDS 011), in place of the standard A&E data (CDS 010). However there is an issue with mapping the ECDS data back into the standard A&E format.  This has resulted in 26,454 (1.6 per cent) records (ECDS) to be missing from September in HES.


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