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Publication, Part of

Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients and Accident and Emergency Data - April 2011 to August 2011

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01 Apr 2011 to 31 Aug 2011


This is the most recent publication of provisional monthly HES (Hospital Episode Statistics) data for NHS Hospitals in England and activity performed in the Independent sector in England commissioned by English NHS.

A note on the publication dates for 2011/12: Provisional monthly HES publication dates will be based on the deadline for NHS trusts and similar health provider organisations to send data to the Secondary Uses Service. Normally, the publication will be 35 working days later than the deadline, unless the 8th working day is a Friday (in which case add 1 day) or the 35th working day is a Monday or the first day after a bank holiday (in which case add 1 day). Both of these exceptions can occur, so we always publish 35, 36, or 37 working days after the NHS submission date.


Monthly HES data for Inpatients
In the year from September 2010 to August 2011 there were:
• 17.3 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs)², 58.8% (10.1 million) of which included at least one procedure or intervention, and 5.7 million of which were day cases.
• 14.9 million finished admission episodes (FAEs)³, of which 5.3 million were emergency admissions.

Monthly HES - Inpatient Clinical coding coverage
The shortfall between the most recent month's data is more pronounced when considering clinical (procedures and diagnoses) coverage. 2.2% more procedures and 4.3% more diagnoses were coded in the HES data submitted to SUS by 21/10/2011 (Month 6) - extract used for this publication, compared to the HES data submitted to SUS by 23/9/2011 (Month 5) used for 11th November 2011 publication. We accordingly recommend extra caution using clinical codes for the most recent months data.

Monthly HES for Outpatients
In the year from September 2010 to August 2011 there were:
• 88.3 million outpatient appointments made, with 70.4 million (79.8%) of these attended by the patient.
• 6.8 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 7.7% of all appointments.

Provisional Monthly HES data for Accident and Emergency (Experimental Data)
In the year from September 2010 to August 2011 there were:
• 16.5 million A&E attendances³ recorded in A&E HES. Of these 3.6 million (21.8%) resulted in admission to hospital for inpatient treatment, 3.1 million (19.1%) resulted in a GP follow up, and 6.3 million (38.5%) were discharged with no follow up.


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