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Hospital statistics: new report starts to explore activity across seven days

30 September 2015: Provisional data about hospital activity in England by day of the week has been published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

Data to provider level available from this report

Today's report, which is classed as experimental, presents national figures for each day based on activity recorded by hospitals in 2014. It covers:

  • Emergency readmissions within seven days of the day of hospital discharge.
  • Length of stay following an emergency admission to hospital.

"Seven-day Services, England, Provisional, January 2014 - December 2014, Experimental statistics", has been commissioned by the Department of Health, in support of developing greater understanding of hospital activity across a typical seven-day period.

The report is intended to be a first step in exploring this subject and as such the HSCIC welcomes feedback as to how these statistics can be developed and used to improve care.

The full report can be viewed at: http://www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/sevendayjandec14

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Notes to editors

  1. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was established on April 1 2013 as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB). It is England's trusted data source, delivering high quality information and IT systems to drive better patient services, care and outcomes. Its work includes publishing more than 260 statistical publications annually; providing a range of specialist data services; managing informatics projects and programmes and developing and assuring national systems against appropriate contractual, clinical safety and information standards.
  2. "Experimental statistics" are new official statistics that are undergoing evaluation. A key part of the "Experimental statistics" label is user engagement in the evaluation of those statistics. The HSCIC invites readers to comment on this publication, which will help inform the next report. Comments may be sent to enquiries@hscic.gov.uk.
  3. For media enquires or interview requests please contact media@hscic.gov.uk or telephone 0300 30 33 888. Please note the change to our media line number.
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