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Abstract

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)
Variables

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.

Keywords
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
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate
Sample

All NHS patients attending A&E

Availability
Department of Health
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.performance.doh.gov.uk/[…]/total_time_ae.htm OR http://www.dh.gov.uk/[…]/index.htm
Contact
Tel: 01132545957, Unify2@dh.gsi.gov.uk