Hospital Episode Statistics

Definitions

Health Economics

  • Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) provides information on admitted patient care delivered by National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in England from 1989. This is used to provide wide-ranging analysis for the National Health Service, government and other organizations and individuals. The HES database is a record-level database of hospital admissions and is currently populated by taking an annual snapshot of a subset of the data submitted by NHS trusts. Quarterly information is also collected. A separate database table is held for each financial year containing approximately 11 million admitted patient records from all NHS trusts in England.
  • acronymHES
    (written as hospital episode statistics)
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