Data Linkage and Extract Service: Hospital Episode Statistics and the Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (HSCIC)


Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) contains roughly 1 billion records on patients attending accident and emergency units, whether admitted for treatment or attending outpatient clinics.

The Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) is a collection of data from NHS-funded diagnostic imaging tests (MRI scans, x-rays etc.) extracted from NHS providers’ radiological information systems.

The linkage of HES to DID permits the analysis of acute secondary care pathways for patients who have received diagnostic imaging tests in England. Such analyses should facilitate research, help to identify trends or variation in patient outcomes, and provide the evidence with which to improve services for patients.

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Data Linkage and Extract Service. London [Online]: Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), September 2013.

HES and DID Report: October 2013

The first statistical report concerning linked HES (hospital episode statistics) and DID (diagnostic imaging data set) data has been released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. It covers patients who accessed NHS funded services in England in the 2012/13 financial year.

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HES and DID Report October 2013. London: Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), October 2013. (HSCIC)

The site has been developed by employees of Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). It aims to support the delivery of health and social care providing a single source for all information standards and supporting / learning-related documentation.

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Reference [Website]. London: Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), October 2013.

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