Hospital admissions data in England
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The denominator information within Define for hospital admissions has been taken from the MAR (Monthly Activity Returns) published on the NHS England website. This data source was discontinued in July 2020 and replaced with the Monthly Referral Returns (MRR) data from the Hospital Episodes Dataset (HES). Historically the HES dataset was available some eight months in arrears, however the new MRR data is now six weeks in arrears and available here.
Rx Info will replace the existing admissions and Outpatient denominator data from April 2020 onwards from the new datasource. The numbers may change slightly compared with existing reports due to the measurement taken previously as the “First Finished Consultant Episode” (FFCE) to the “First Attendance” used in the HES data.