Change in the number of non-accident related admissions to hospitalis an indicator of
This indicator measures the number of non-accident related admissions to hospital. This indicator draws upon Hospital Episode Statistics (HES). HES is a data warehouse containing details of all admissions, outpatient appointments and A&E attendances at NHS hospitals in England. This data is collected during a patient's time at hospital and is submitted to allow hospitals to be paid for the care they deliver. HES data is designed to enable secondary use, that is use for non-clinical purposes, of this administrative data. The indicator works by checking the HES at two points in time and observing the difference.