CPRD GOLD HES A&E August 2021

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Citation: Clinical Practice Research Datalink. (2021). CPRD GOLD HES A&E August 2021 (Version 2021.08.001) [Data set]. Clinical Practice Research Datalink. https://doi.org/10.48329/XTWG-GP32


HES Accident and Emergency (HES A&E) data consists of individual records of patient care administered in the accident and emergency setting in England. These data are a subset of national A&E data collected by NHS England to monitor the national standard that 95% of patients attending A&E should wait no longer than 4 hours from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge. A&E data are submitted by A&E providers of all types in England. Data collected includes details about patients’ attendance, outcomes of attendance, waiting times, referral source, A&E diagnosis, A&E treatment (drugs prescribed not recorded), A&E investigations and Health Resource Group. HES A&E may be used to clarify the health care pathway, to quantity health resource use and costs in the emergency setting, and to assess variations in the uptake of emergency services over time.

Requests for HES A&E data access are subject to prior protocol approval. Further information is available at  https://www.cprd.com/linked-data.Coverage from April 2003 to March 2020.


Number of CPRD patients matched to single HES identifier = 8,024,752


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