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Abstract
The HES outpatients’ data set contains individual records for all outpatient appointments occurring in England such as the type of attendance i.e. whether it was a first or follow up attendance or the source of referral i.e. whether or not the outpatient appointment was initiated by the consultant responsible for the outpatient attendance or not.
Main Topics/Subject Category
Outpatient appointment information; attendances, speciality, primary diagnosis, main procedures and interventions
Variables
http://www.hesonline.nhs.uk[…]eID=1937&categoryID=890
Keywords
Outpatients, outpatients appointment, attendances, speciality, primary diagnosis, procedures, interventions, hospital providers
Identifier Variables
ICD-10, OPCS-4, NHS trust
Economic/Subject Categories
Activity
Area of Health System
Secondary care
Data Available
Risk behaviours, Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
Hospital Episode Statistics
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate
Sample
All outpatient appointment occurring in England
Availability
HES online
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.hesonline.nhs.uk[…]eID=1937&categoryID=890
Contact
enquiries@ic.nhs.uk
Publications
Liu JLY, et al. The economic burden of coronary heart disease in the UK. Heart 2002; 88: 597-603