One million admissions linked to obesity in 2019/20 new data reveals
Notes for editors
- Taken from the Hospital Episode Statistics dataset
- 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.
- A secondary diagnosis of obesity does not necessarily indicate obesity as a contributing factor for the admission but may instead indicate that obesity is a factor relevant to a patient's episode of care.
- Admissions relate to inpatients only. Some (though not all) of this increase may be due to hospitals being more likely to record obesity as a secondary diagnosis than they were previously. See the Data Quality Statement for more information.
- A finished consultant episode (FCE) is a continuous period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider.
- This prescribing data was obtained from the electronic Prescribing Analysis and Cost tool (ePACT) system, maintained by NHS Prescription Services, a division of NHS Business Services Authority.
- The NIC is the basic cost of a drug as listed in the Drug Tariff or price lists; it does not include discounts, dispensing costs, prescription charges or fees.
- This data is taken from the Health Survey for England 2019
- This data is taken from the National Child Measurement Programme 2019/20
- These figures are taken from Public Health England’s analysis of the Sport England Active Lives Survey
Last edited: 18 May 2021 11:01 am