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Data set, Part of

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

Date Range:
01 Apr 2003 to 31 Mar 2019
Publication Date:
Next Publication Date:
18 Feb 2021
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Local Authorities, Regions


The indicator measures the number of emergency admissions to hospital in England for acute conditions such as ear/nose/throat infections, kidney/urinary tract infections and angina, among others, that could potentially have been avoided if the patient had been better managed in primary care.

This indicator aims to measure the reduction in emergency admissions for conditions that should usually be managed outside hospital. Where an individual has been admitted for one of these conditions, it may indicate that they have deteriorated more than should have been allowed by the adequate provision of healthcare in primary care or as a hospital outpatient.

Legacy unique identifier: P01757