This is the fifth publication of data on the accident and emergency (A&E) clinical quality indicators, drawn from A&E data within provisional hospital episode statistics. The data relate to A&E attendances in August 2011 and draw on 1.3million detailed records of attendances at major A&E departments, single speciality A&E departments (eg dental A&Es), minor injury units and walk in centres in England.
This report sets out data coverage, data quality and performance information for the following five A&E indicators:
- Left department before being seen for treatment rate
- Re-attendance rate
- Time to initial assessment
- Time to treatment
- Total time in A&E