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NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators - February 2018 Release

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National Statistics


The NHS Outcomes Framework (NHS OF) is a set of indicators developed by the Department of Health and Social Care to monitor the health outcomes of adults and children in England. The framework provides an overview of how the NHS is performing. This report provides information about the indicators updated in this release.

Key Facts

The February 2018 release provides new data for the following indicators:

1b Life expectancy at age 75

1.4.i One-year survival from all cancers

1.4.ii Five-year survival from all cancers

2.2 Employment of people with long-term conditions

2.3.i Unplanned hospitalisation for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions

2.3.ii Unplanned hospitalisation for asthma, diabetes and epilepsy in under 19s

2.5.i Employment of people with mental illness

3a Emergency admissions for acute conditions that should not usually require hospital admission

3.2 Emergency admissions for children with lower respiratory tract infections

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 offered rehabilitation following discharge from acute or community hospital

3.7.ii Tooth extractions due to decay for children admitted as inpatients to hospital, aged 10 years and under

4.5 Patient experience of maternity services

The following indicators have been updated with new deprivation decile level data only:

1.1 Under 75 mortality from cardiovascular disease

1.2 Under 75 mortality from respiratory disease

1.3 Under 75 mortality from liver disease

1.4 Under 75 mortality from cancer

The latest Excel and CSV data files, indicator specifications and data quality statements for the above indicators are available from the zip files in the resources section below. Please note that these data files will not be updated when new data for these indicators are released.

The latest Excel and CSV data files, indicator specifications and data quality statements for all indicators are available from the Indicator Portal. A link to the portal is provided in the resources section below.

The government's open data policy is about making data easy to find, easy to use and free to access. The website supports this policy by bringing datasets from government departments and public sector bodies together in one place. You can explore NHS Outcomes Framework indicator data on the website using the link in the resources section below.

Last edited: 27 March 2019 11:15 am