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Contains information on the total number of attendances for all A & E types, including Minor Injury Units and walk-in centres. Accident and Emergency attendances include both first and unplanned follow-up attendances.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Total Time in A&E (Performance against 4-hour Target)

Total time spent in A&E from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge. total attendances, % of patients who spent less than 4 hrs in A&E.

Accident and emergency, waiting time, waiting list, minor injury units, walk in centres
Identifier Variables
SHA, PCT, NHS trust, NHS foundation trust
Economic/Subject Categories
Quality, Outcomes
Area of Health System
Secondary care
Data Available
Risk behaviours
Data collecting organization (s)
Department of Health
Data Type
Coverage (date of field work)
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Unit of Analysis

All NHS patients attending A&E

Department of Health
Conditions of Access
Free access
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