Please note that delivery episodes for REF, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, are undercounted by approximately 3,150 records due to a submission made in month 13 overwriting previously submitted data. Any analysis of delivery episode activity for REF should therefore be undertaken with caution.
Detailed information about HES data quality of data items, and completeness of provider data submissions is available.
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.
In April 2019 the MSDS transitioned to a new version of the dataset. This is the second publication of data from MSDS v2.0, therefore data from this year and 2019-20 are not directly comparable to earlier years.
In order to prevent disclosure of identities or information about service users, all figures for the 2020-21 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.