Detailed information about HES data quality of data items, and completeness of provider data submissions can be accessed via the following link:
Detailed information about data quality of HES & MSDS data items, and completeness of provider data submissions can be found in the Excel data quality files published alongside this report.
A joint data quality statement reporting against the European Statistical System (ESS) quality dimensions and principles is published with this report.
For data in 2019-20, the MSDS transitioned to a new version of the dataset. This is the first publication of data from MSDS v2.0, therefore data from this year is not directly comparable to previous years.
In order to prevent disclosure of identities or information about service users, all figures for the 2019-20 MSDS data have been rounded to the nearest 5. Figures between 1 and 7 are also rounded to 5. Percentages have been calculated from rounded figures