Notes for editors
Finished consultant episode (FCE) is a continuous period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FCEs are counted against the year in which they end. Figures do not represent the number of different patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the same stay in hospital or in different stays in the same year.
Finished admission episodes (FAE) is the first period of inpatient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FAEs are counted against the year in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of inpatients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.
Mid And South Essex NHS Foundation Trust (RAJ) has notified NHS Digital of a data quality issue with diagnosis data it submitted. Although it was not possible to correct the issue in time for publication, NHS Digital will re-process and update the data following publication. Please note that diagnosis data in this publication are therefore provisional until the data are rectified.
Hospital Episode Statistics are compiled from data sent by more than 180 NHS trusts in England and over 300 independent providers for activity commissioned by the NHS.
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