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[MI] Acute Patient Level Activity and Costing - Data Quality and Analysis of Expanded Pilot, 2017-18

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01 Apr 2017 to 31 Mar 2018


This report presents results from collaborative work undertaken by NHS Digital and NHS Improvement to continue and expand the collection of pilot data on acute patient-level costing for accident and emergency, admitted patient care and outpatient activity that occurred in 2017-18. It includes analysis of costing data linked to activity reported in HES, demonstrating the richer analysis of costing data that is possible using the linked data.

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• 80 providers successfully submitted PLICS data for accident and emergency, admitted patient care or outpatient activity. A variety of provider types were represented, enabling cost and activity data to be captured from a broad range of services.

Percentage of providers submitting PLICS data by provider type
Total reported cost by acute setting, all PLICS submitters, 2017-18
• Total costs of £22.0 billion were reported in relation to over 57 million care activities (attendances or finished consultant episodes)


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