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

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01 Apr 2017 to 31 Jul 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 August 2016 to July 2017 there were:
• 19.7 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs) , 59.7 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 August 2016 to July 2017 there were:
• 118.0 million outpatient appointments made, with 93.4 million (79.2 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 August 2016 to July 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 (37.1 per cent) were discharged with
no follow up.


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