Emergency hospital admissions and timely surgery: acute conditions usually managed in primary care

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The number of finished and unfinished continuous inpatient spells (CIPS) for patients of all ages with an emergency method of admission and with any of the following primary diagnoses – Ear, nose and throat infections, Kidney / urinary tract infections, Heart failure

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Publisher: Information Centre (IC) – Clinical and Health Outcomes Knowledge Base

Geographies: Local Authority District (LAD), Government Office Region (GOR), National, Strategic Health Authority (SHA)

Geographic coverage: England

Time coverage: 2002/03 to 2007/08

Type of data: Administrative data

Update frequency: Annually
Import source: DATA4NR-data4nr-export-13-01-2010.csv
External reference: DATA4NR-1036
National statistic: no
Geographic coverage: 100000: England
Update frequency: Annually
Temporal coverage from: 2002
Precision: #It is important, for the purposes of measuring incidence, to count persons as opposed to episodes of care, as each person with the condition should only be counted once during each admission. There is variation in the completeness of hospital records and quality of coding. These show the proportion of diagnoses not coded. There may also be variation between hospitals in the way that they code diagnoses to the fourteen diagnosis fields in each episode, particularly primary diagnosis. For instance, they may code in the order in which the diagnoses were made or according to their perceived importance or complexity. This may affect whether a particular spell is selected for inclusion in the numerator of this indicator.#Deaths in the community prior to admission are not included as data about them are not available
Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Temporal coverage to: 2008