Tag Archives: Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES)

Potentially Avoidable Costs of Parkinson’s Disease Hospitalisations in England (Parkinson’s UK / UCB / Parkinsonism and Related Disorders)

Summary Research from the University of Birmingham and Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, concerning preventable hospital admissions and sub-optimal outcomes for persons with Parkinson’s Disease, points to various potential problems and inefficiencies in patient care: Parkinson’s Disease sufferers … Continue reading

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Eldest Age Group’s Ambulance Trips to Accident and Emergency Rising Disproportionately (BBC News)

Summary The number of over-90s taken to A&E by ambulance in England has risen by 81% over the past three years, rising from approximately 165,910 in 2009-10 to 300,370 during 2012-13.  Overall 999 trips to A&Es, for all age-groups, rose by 11% … Continue reading

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Focus on Accident and Emergency: December 2013 (BBC News / HSCIC / BMJ Open / British Journal of General Practice / CEM)

Summary A statistical briefing from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) indicates that there has been a small – but significant – increase in the number of over-65s attending the major A&E units. The problem lies in the … Continue reading

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Consultation on Hospital Data to Raise Standards and Improve Patient Safety (NHS England and the HSCIC)

Summary NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have released “NHS Hospital Data and Datasets: A Consultation” to discover whether better extraction of information from hospitals’ data systems might be able to raise standards, improve patient … Continue reading

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Health Investment Tools (Department of Health / Health Investment Network)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The Health Investment website, launched in 2010 as part of the QIPP Right Care Programme, helps … Continue reading

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Secondary Uses Service (NHS Information Centre)

Summary The Secondary Uses Service (SUS) is healthcare data warehouse which provides access to anonymous patient-based data for purposes other than direct clinical care. This facilitates reporting and analysis to support the NHS in the delivery of healthcare services, including: Healthcare planning. Commissioning … Continue reading

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