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NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators - September 2012 Release

National statistics, Open data, Experimental statistics, Official statistics

National Statistics


The NHS Outcomes Framework indicators form part of the NHS Outcomes Framework, which provides national-level accountability for the outcomes the NHS delivers and drives transparency, quality improvement and outcome measurement throughout the NHS.

Key Facts

This release includes nine indicators published as part of the NHS Outcomes Framework for the first time:

  • 1a Potential Years of Life Lost (PYLL) from causes considered amenable to healthcare
  • 2.6.i Estimated diagnosis rate for people with dementia
  • 4a.i Patient experience of GP services
  • 4a.ii Patient experience of GP out of hours services
  • 4a.iii Patient experience of Dental services
  • 4.4.i Primary Care access
  • 4.4.ii Dental access
  • 4.6 Improving the experience of care for people at the end of their lives
  • 5.6 Incidence of harm to children due to 'failure to monitor'

It also includes new data for the following indicators:

  • 1.5 Excess under 75 mortality rate in adults with serious mental illness
  • 1.6.i Infant mortality
  • 1.6.ii Neonatal mortality and stillbirths
  • 2.2 Employment of people with long-term conditions
  • 2.3.i Unplanned hospitalisation for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions (adults)
  • 2.3.ii Unplanned hospitalisation for asthma, diabetes and epilepsy in under 19s
  • 2.5 Employment of people with mental illness
  • 3a Emergency admissions for acute conditions that should not usually require hospital admission
  • 3.1 Patient reported outcomes measures for elective procedures
  • 3.2 Emergency admissions for children with lower respiratory tract infections
  • 5a Patient safety incident reporting
  • 5b Severity of harm
  • 5.4 Incidence of medication errors causing serious harm

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.

Last edited: 27 March 2019 11:09 am