Accident and Emergency attendances in England (experimental statistics) 2009-10 – January 2011

Posted on January 20, 2011. Filed under: Emergency Medicine | Tags: |

Accident and Emergency attendances in England (experimental statistics) 2009-10 – January 2011

“Large number of [NHS] A&E visits require no actual treatment, new report suggests

A large number of visits to NHS accident and emergency departments in England end with the patient just needing advice and no actual treatment, a new NHS Information Centre report suggests today.

Of 10.3 million A&E visits 5 in 2009/10 with a valid treatment code recorded, about two in five ā€“ around 3.9 million – ended with the patient receiving guidance or advice only. During the same period nearly one in eight ā€“ 1.2 million ā€“ were recorded as requiring neither advice nor treatment.

The report, Accident and Emergency attendances in England (experimental statistics) 2009-10, covers 15.6 million records submitted by NHS A&E departments, minor injury clinics and walk-in centres in 2009-10, representing about three quarters of known activity and covering 172 of 263 providers in England.

The report also shows that, of the 15.6 million attendances, around half a million patients were recorded as leaving A&E before being treated.”

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