Stroke: Emergency hospital admissions

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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 diagnoses1) Intracerebral haemorrhage 2) Other non-traumatic intracranial haemorrhage 3) Cerebral infarction 4) Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction

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-1038
National statistic: no
Geographic coverage: 100000: England
Update frequency: Annually
Temporal coverage from: 2002
Precision: Emergency hospital admission is a proxy for the incidence of stroke. Some patients with stroke may get treated in the community and will thus be missing from the numerator. There is variation in the completeness of hospital records and quality of coding (see Data Quality sections in Annex 4 (Methods section of Knowledge Base) for details). 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.
Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Temporal coverage to: 2008