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NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators - August 2014 Release

Open data, Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Local Authorities, Regions

Summary

The NHS Outcomes Framework indicators form part of the NHS Outcomes Framework. These indicators have been designed to provide national-level accountability for the outcomes the NHS delivers and drive transparency, quality improvement and outcome measurement throughout the NHS. They do not set out how these outcomes should be delivered; it is for NHS England to determine how best to deliver improvements.

Key Facts

The August 2014 release sees the publication of one new indicator:

  • 5.1 Deaths from venous thromboembolism (VTE) related events within 90 days post discharge from hospital

New data points have been added for the following indicators:

  • 2 Health-related quality of life for people with long-term conditions
  • 2.1 Proportion of people feeling supported to manage their condition
  • 2.2 Employment of people with long-term conditions
  • 2.4 Health-related quality of life for carers
  • 2.5 Employment of people with mental illness
  • 3.6.i Proportion of older people (65 and over) who were still at home 91 days after discharge from hospital into reablement/rehabilitation services
  • 3.6.ii Proportion of older people (65 and over) who were offered rehabilitation following discharge from acute or community hospital
  • 4.6 Bereaved carers' views on the quality of care in the last 3 months of life
  • 5a Patient safety incidents reported
  • 5b Safety incidents involving severe harm or death
  • 5.2.i Incidence of healthcare associated infection - MRSA
  • 5.2.ii Incidence of healthcare associated infection - C.difficile
  • 5.4 Incidence of medication errors causing serious harm

All patient experience indicators based on the GP Patient survey have seen the addition of new data points as well as new breakdowns:

  • 4a.i Patient experience of GP services
  • 4a.ii Patient experience of GP out-of-hours services
  • 4a.iii Patient experience of NHS dental services
  • 4.4.i Access to GP services
  • 4.4.ii Access to NHS dental services

New breakdowns for previously published time periods have been added for the following indicators:

  • 1a Potential years of life lost (PYLL) from causes considered amenable to healthcare
  • 1a.i Potential years of life lost (PYLL) from causes considered amenable to healthcare - adults
  • 1.1 Under 75 mortality rate from cardiovascular disease
  • 1.2 Under 75 mortality rate from respiratory disease
  • 1.3 Under 75 mortality rate from liver disease
  • 1.4 Under 75 mortality rate from cancer
  • 1.6.i Infant mortality
  • 1.6.ii Neonatal mortality and stillbirths
  • 4b Patient experience of hospital care

Finally, corrections have been made to the following emergency admission indicators:

  • 2.3.i Unplanned hospitalisation for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions
  • 2.3.ii Unplanned hospitalisation for asthma, diabetes and epilepsy in under 19s
  • 3a Emergency admissions for acute conditions that should not usually require hospital admission
  • 3.2 Emergency admissions for children with lower respiratory tract infections

The standardised admission ratio, upper and lower confidence intervals and expected values were previously incorrect, however, the indicator values were not affected.

The latest Excel and CSV data files, indicator specifications and data quality statements for all indicators are available from the most recent NHS Outcomes Framework publication. A link is provided in the resources section below.

Resources

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Last edited: 27 March 2019 11:05 am