Emergency readmissions to hospital within 28 days of discharge

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Number of finished and unfinished continuous inpatient (CIP) spells that are emergency admissions within 0-27 days (inclusive) of the last, previous discharge from hospital, including those where the patient dies, but excluding the following: those with a main specialty upon readmission coded under mental health specialties; and those where the readmitting spell has a diagnosis of cancer (other than benign or in situ) or chemotherapy for cancer coded anywhere in the spell

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: 1998/99 to 2006/07

Type of data: Administrative data

Update frequency: Annually
Import source: DATA4NR-data4nr-export-13-01-2010.csv
External reference: DATA4NR-1039
National statistic: no
Geographic coverage: 100000: England
Update frequency: Annually
Temporal coverage from: 1998
Precision: There is variation in the completeness of hospital records and quality of coding
Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Temporal coverage to: 2007