Official Statistics

Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Stats for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatient and A&E data - Apr to July 2015

Special topic – Victorian diseases

Detail

Key Facts

Monthly HES Data for Admitted Patient Care.

In the year from August 2014 to July 2015 there were:

• 18.8 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs) , 60.7 per cent (11.4 million) of which included at least one procedure or intervention, and 6.7 million of which were day cases.

• 16.0 million finished admission episodes (FAEs) , of which 5.6 million were emergency admissions.

Monthly HES data for Outpatients

In the year from August 2014 to July 2015 there were:

• 108.7 million outpatient appointments made, with 86.5 million (79.6 per cent) of these attended by the patient.

• 7.5 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 6.9 per cent of all appointments.

Monthly HES data for Accident & Emergency

In the year from August 2014 to July 2015 there were:

• 19.4 million A&E attendances recorded in A&E HES of which 4.0 million (20.7 per cent) resulted in admission to hospital for admitted patient care. 3.8 million (19.7 per cent) resulted in a GP follow up, and 7.3 million (37.8 per cent) were discharged with no follow up.

Admitted Patient Care Data Completeness

The variation between the most recent month’s data is more pronounced when considering clinical (procedures and diagnoses) coverage.

6.8 per cent more procedures and 8.5 per cent more diagnoses were coded in the HES data submitted to SUS (Month 05) - the extract used for this publication - compared to the HES data submitted to SUS by (Month 04) - the extract used for the previous publication. We accordingly recommend extra caution using clinical codes for the most recent months data.