Extent of diagnostic imaging use in hospitals highlighted by new analysis [UK] – hscic – 2 October 2013

Posted on October 4, 2013. Filed under: Acute Care, Radiology | Tags: |

Extent of diagnostic imaging use in hospitals highlighted by new analysis [UK] – hscic – 2 October 2013

“Two in five patients using hospital services in 2012-13 had a diagnostic imaging procedure as part of their care, first-time data linkage by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) shows today.

Today’s new analysis relates to all three main hospital services (admitted patient care, A&E and outpatients) in England and represents the first ever linkage of hospital data (Hospital Episode Statistics) to diagnostic imaging data (Diagnostic Imaging Dataset).

The report offers a starting point to better understanding imaging requirements and outcomes for patients undergoing different procedures in acute care.

It relates to almost 27 million patients (who were present in both the HES and DID datasets) who used an NHS-funded hospital service at least once in 2012/13. The key findings are:

Nine million patients were admitted to hospital at least once and of these, five million (58 per cent) had at least one imaging procedure during the year
Twelve million patients had at least one accident and emergency attendance and almost six million (around 48 per cent) of these also had at least one imaging procedure during the year
Twenty million patients had at least one outpatient appointment and nine million of these patients (45 per cent) had at least one imaging procedure in the year.

The HSCIC aims to build on today’s initial findings with a more in-depth report in 2014.”

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NHS Hospital Data and Datasets: A Consultation – NHS England – 22 July 2013

Posted on July 25, 2013. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Health Informatics, Patient Safety | Tags: |

NHS Hospital Data and Datasets: A Consultation – NHS England – 22 July 2013

News:  NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre launch a consultation on hospital data to raise standards and improve patient safety

“NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) today published NHS Hospital Data and Datasets: A Consultation to explore how better extraction of information from hospitals’ data systems could help raise standards, improve safety, and reduce inequalities in patient care.

The Hospital Data and Datasets Consultation asks for views on what information should be extracted from hospitals in future to support the commissioners of health care services, and how to minimise any extra burden on hospitals.

The potential new data requirements being consulted upon include extracting information about tests and investigations performed, nursing care delivered, and medicines prescribed.

High quality data will underpin the transformation of the NHS, ensuring that it becomes truly patient centred and clinically led. Collecting and sharing accurate information with providers, commissioners, patients and the public will help to assess safety issues and identify areas where outcomes and patient experience can be improved.”

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NHS Safety Thermometer Report – April 2012 to April 2013 – Health and Social Care Information Centre [UK] – 8 May 2013

Posted on May 9, 2013. Filed under: Patient Safety | Tags: , |

NHS Safety Thermometer Report – April 2012 to April 2013 – Health and Social Care Information Centre [UK] – 8 May 2013

“The NHS Safety Thermometer is a local improvement tool for measuring, monitoring, and analysing patient harms and ‘harm free’ care.”

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