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21 February 2017

expand menu  Health Care Quality Indicators (HCQI) – 4 Nations – Experimental Statistics

In February 2016 the OECD published a report summarising its reviews of health care quality for each of the four nations of the UK. The report included several recommendations, one of which was ‘publishing more quality and outcomes data disaggregated by country and, in particular, reporting each of the OECDs health care quality indicators separately, for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland’.


In response to this recommendation the four nations have done some initial work to produce an experimental statistics product. This is based on the Health Care Quality Indicators (HCQI) submitted by the UK to the OECD as part of the 2015 Health at a Glance data collection.


It is important to stress that this experimental statistics product does not provide a full and comprehensive assessment of the quality of individual healthcare systems across the UK, and should not be used to draw such conclusions. The primary purpose for producing this product at this time is to invite user feedback, and in particular to receive comments on how the product might be developed further.


The indicators included in this experimental statistics product typically contain data up to and including 2013. We have broadly focused on those indicators where data can be produced for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


This work is a first step in developing a fuller set of indicators for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Further work will take place following the 2017 Health at a Glance data collection which the OECD is currently undertaking.

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 View Health Care Quality Indicators (HCQI) – 4 Nations – Experimental Statistics on the topic publications page

expand menu  Scottish Adult Oral Health Survey Pilot 2016

  • This pilot study has shown that collecting survey data in relation to oral health and behaviours of patients aged 45 years and over as part of a dental examination is feasible.

  • In this pilot survey of 1,867 patients seen by 92 dentists, 96% of adults aged 45 years and over who attended primary dental care for an examination had at least one natural tooth.

  • Two-thirds (67%) of those with at least one natural tooth had a functional dentition: having enough teeth for general oral function, including being able to eat comfortably.

  • Older patients and those living in the more deprived areas of Scotland were less likely to have a functional dentition. In other words, they did not have enough teeth for general oral function such as eating comfortably.

  • Adults living in the most deprived areas were more likely to smoke cigarettes in this pilot study. There was a higher level of gum disease recorded for those adults who smoke cigarettes compared to those who do not.

  • This pilot will inform the future collection of adult oral health data in Scotland.

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 View Scottish Adult Oral Health Survey Pilot 2016 on the topic publications page

expand menu  Heart Disease Statistics update

  • There has been a steady downward trend in deaths from coronary heart disease in Scotland and the rest of the UK over the last ten years. In Scotland, the mortality rate fell by 37.6% between 2006 and 2015. However, coronary heart disease is still a leading cause of death and a national clinical priority for Scotland.

  • The incidence rate for coronary heart disease decreased over the past decade by 27.3%, as a result of better treatment and improvements in risk factors. Incidence rates for coronary heart disease remain consistently higher in males than females.

  • The reduction in death rates for coronary heart disease was seen in both the most and least deprived communities. The percentage reduction in deaths in the most deprived category (31.3%) over the last ten years was smaller than that in the least deprived category (38.5%).

  • For an individual admitted to hospital as an emergency with their first heart attack, their chances of surviving at least 30 days improved over the last ten years from 4.9% to 92.9%.

  • The number of prescriptions for drugs to treat diseases of the circulation increased by 6.6% in the last ten years. Despite this, the cost of prescriptions dispensed for these drugs has fallen by 44.6% over the last ten years to £116.8 million in 2015/16, reflecting falls in drug prices for these conditions.

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 View Heart Disease Statistics update on the topic publications page

expand menu  Scottish Stroke Statistics

  • Cerebrovascular disease develops as a result of problems with the blood vessels supplying the brain. The incidence rate for cerebrovascular disease decreased over the last decade by 14.0%, as a result of better treatment and improvements in risk factors. Incidence rates were consistently higher in males than females.

  • In the last decade, the mortality rate for cerebrovascular disease decreased by 33.5%.

  • The mortality rate for cerebrovascular disease in the most deprived areas was 42.3% higher than in the least deprived areas in 2015.

  • The percentage of people surviving 30 days or more following their first emergency admission to hospital with a stroke improved slightly over the last ten years from 80.7% in 2006/07 to 84.9% in 2015/16.

  • The number of prescriptions for drugs to treat diseases of the circulation increased by 6.6% in the last ten years. Despite this increase, the cost of prescriptions dispensed for these drugs has fallen by 44.6% over the last ten years to £116.8 million in 2015/16, reflecting falls in drug prices for these conditions.

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 View Scottish Stroke Statistics on the topic publications page

expand menu  Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios

  • The HSMR for Scotland has decreased by 8.6% between January to March 2014 (first quarter after new baseline) and July to September 2016.

  • No hospitals had significantly higher or lower standardised mortality ratios in July to September 2016 than the national average.

  • Of the 29 hospitals participating in the Scottish Patient Safety Programme, 13 have shown a reduction of more than 10% since January to March 2014:

    • Balfour Hospital

    • Caithness General Hospital

    • Forth Valley Royal Hospital

    • Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary

    • Glasgow Royal Infirmary / Stobhill

    • Hairmyres Hospital

    • Monklands District General Hospital

    • Ninewells Hospital

    • Queen Elizabeth University Hospital / Gartnavel

    • St John’s Hospital

    • University Hospital Ayr

    • Western Isles Hospital

    • Wishaw General Hospital

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 View Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios on the topic publications page

expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 12 February 2017:


  • There were 23,794 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.

  • 92.0% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.

  • 181 patients (0.8%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.

  • 48 patients (0.2%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

The information from this publication is included in NHS Performs.

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 View NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics on the topic publications page

14 February 2017

expand menu  Prescribing Statistics – Monthly Prescribing Activity Data (Experimental Statistics)

The Information Services Division has released NHSScotland prescribing data for October 2016 in two formats - practice level Open Data and an interactive dashboard.

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Data Tables n/a
Open Data Downloads View Open Data
 View Prescribing Statistics – Monthly Prescribing Activity Data (Experimental Statistics) on the topic publications page

expand menu  Delayed Discharges in NHSScotland

In December 2016, 45,067 days were spent in hospital by people delayed in their discharge.

There were 1,333 people delayed at the December 2016 census. Of these:

  • 69% were aged 75 and over.
  • 22% people had specific complex care needs.
  • 13% were awaiting completion of a post hospital social care assessment.
  • 24% were awaiting completion of arrangements for social care support (e.g. carer) in order to live in their own home.
  • 24% were awaiting place availability in a care home.

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 View Delayed Discharges in NHSScotland on the topic publications page

expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 5 February 2017:

  • There were 25,135 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
  • 91.3% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 196 patients (0.8%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
  • 28 patients (0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

The information from this publication is included in NHS Performs.

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 View NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics on the topic publications page

07 February 2017

expand menu  Scottish Bowel Screening Programme Statistics

  • For the latest two-year reporting period uptake was 57.0% which was slightly lower than the uptake reported for the period 1 May 2013 to 30 April 2015 (57.7%).
  • Uptake of bowel screening is higher in women (60.1%) than men (53.8%).
  • Uptake in the most deprived areas was 44.2% compared with 66.2% in the least deprived areas.
  • The percentage of positive test results was higher in men (2.5%) than women (1.7%).
  • Cancer detection was slightly higher in men (6.7%) than women (6.1%).
  • Three out of five screen detected cancers (61.1%) were diagnosed at the earliest two stages. The earlier a cancer is detected the greater the chances are of successful treatment.

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 View Scottish Bowel Screening Programme Statistics on the topic publications page

expand menu  27-30 Month Review Statistics

  • More than one in four children from the most deprived areas (26%) had at least one developmental concern identified in the 27-30 month review compared to one in nine for the least deprived areas (11%).
  • Eighteen percent of children had at least one developmental concern identified, and boys (23%) were more likely to have a concern than girls (13%).
  • Speech, language and communication was the developmental domain where most concerns were identified. Eleven percent of children had a newly identified concern in this domain, and 2% had a known concern prior to their review.
  • The coverage of the 27-30 month review in Scotland has remained broadly similar since the review began in April 2013 (87% in 2013/14 compared to 88% in 2015/16).
  • Nearly one in four (24%) children reported as ‘Asian’ had at least one concern compared to nearly one in five (19%) for the ‘White Scottish’ ethnic group.
  • Children who were ‘looked after’ by a local authority (27%) were more likely to have at least one developmental concern identified compared to those who were not ‘looked after’ by a local authority (18%).

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 View 27-30 Month Review Statistics on the topic publications page

expand menu  Cancelled Planned Operations

  • The total number of planned operations across NHSScotland during December 2016 was 27,153 a decrease of 8.6% from 29,706 during December 2015.
  • 2,738 operations (10.1% of planned operations) were cancelled either by the hospital or by the patient, ranging from 5.2% to 19.0% across individual NHS Boards. This compares to 2,921 (9.8%) in December 2015.
  • Of all planned operations: 1,084 (4.0%) were cancelled by the patient; 920 (3.4%) were cancelled based on clinical reasons by the hospital; 644 (2.4%) were cancelled by the hospital due to capacity or non-clinical reasons; 90 (0.3%) were cancelled due to other reasons.

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 View Cancelled Planned Operations on the topic publications page

expand menu  Emergency Department Activity & Waiting Times

During December 2016:

  • There were 130,848 attendances at A&E services across Scotland.
  • 92.6% of attendances at A&E services were seen and resulted in a subsequent admission, transfer or discharge within 4 hours.
  • 891 (0.7%) patients spent more than 8 hours in an A&E department.
  • 144 (0.1%) patients spent more than 12 hours in an A&E department.
  • 27.1% of attendances led to an admission to hospital.

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 View Emergency Department Activity & Waiting Times on the topic publications page

expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 29 January 2017:

  • There were 23,896 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
  • 92.5% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 170 patients (0.7%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
  • 21 patients (0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

The information from this publication is included in NHS Performs.

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 View NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics on the topic publications page

31 January 2017

expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 22 January 2017:


  • There were 23,560 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.

  • 92.8% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.

  • 188 patients (0.8%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.

  • 26 patients (0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

The information from this publication is included in NHS Performs.

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 View NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics on the topic publications page

24 January 2017

expand menu  Dental Statistics – Registration and Participation

Registration


  • 4.9 million (92%) of the Scottish population are registered with an NHS dentist.

  • 94% of adults living in the most deprived areas are registered with an NHS dentist compared to 85% in the least deprived areas.

  • Children are more likely to be registered with an NHS dentist than adults (94% compared to 91% respectively).

  • There are no longer any significant differences in registration rates between children living in the most and least deprived areas.

Contact with a Dentist (Participation)


  • At September 2016, 3.5 million (72%) of registered patients had seen an NHS dentist within the last two years.

  • Children are more likely than adults to have seen an NHS dentist within the last two years (85% compared to 68%).

  • Children and adults from the most deprived areas were less likely to have seen their dentist within the last two years than those from the least deprived areas (81% compared to 90% of children and 64% compared to 75% of adults).

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 View Dental Statistics – Registration and Participation on the topic publications page

expand menu  Dementia Post Diagnostic Support: NHS Board Performance 2014-15

  • An estimated 2 out of 5 new cases of dementia in Scotland in financial year 2014/15 were referred for PDS.

  • 73% of patients diagnosed with dementia in 2014/15 who were referred for post-diagnostic support completed treatment successfully.

  • Age groups achieved between 70% to 78% against the LDP Standard.

  • The differences in distribution of referrals by areas of deprivation ranged from 17% in the most deprived areas to 23% in lesser deprived areas.

  • Performance against LDP Standard within areas of deprivation ranged from 70% for those in lesser deprived areas to 76% for those in more deprived areas.

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 View Dementia Post Diagnostic Support: NHS Board Performance 2014-15 on the topic publications page

expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 15 January 2017:


  • There were 22,717 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.

  • 90.1% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.

  • 351 patients (1.5%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.

  • 104 patients (0.5%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

The information from this publication is included in NHS Performs.



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 View NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics on the topic publications page

17 January 2017

expand menu  Delayed Discharges in NHSScotland

  • In November 2016, 45,639 days were spent in hospital by people delayed in their discharge.

  • There were 1,509 people delayed at the November 2016 census. Of these:

    • 68% were aged 75 and over.

    • 326 (22%) people had specific complex care needs (Code 9).

    • 191 (13%) were awaiting completion of a post hospital social care assessment.

    • 363 (24%) were awaiting completion of arrangements for social care support (e.g. carer) in order to live in their own home.

    • 376 (25%) were awaiting place availability in a care home.

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 View Delayed Discharges in NHSScotland on the topic publications page

expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 08 January 2017:


  • There were 25,066 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.

  • 87.9% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.

  • 454 patients (1.8%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.

  • 101 patients (0.4%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

The information from this publication is included in NHS Performs.

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 View NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics on the topic publications page

expand menu  Prescribing Statistics-Monthly Prescribing Activity Data (Experimental Statistics)

The data extract is presented as downloadable text (.csv) file and covers practice level prescribing for the month of October 2016. A dashboard will also available to enable preview the data without downloading the large file. The data extract will also feed into existing dashboards which present historical data already published elsewhere on the ISD website (in the December 2016 Summary Stats dashboard).

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Data Tables n/a
Open Data Downloads View Open Data
 View Prescribing Statistics-Monthly Prescribing Activity Data (Experimental Statistics) on the topic publications page

10 January 2017

expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 01 January 2017:


  • There were 25,148 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.

  • 92.3% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.

  • 98 patients (0.4%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.

  • 6 patients (<0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

The information from this publication is included in NHS Performs.


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 View NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics on the topic publications page

04 January 2017

expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 25 December 2016:


  • There were 22,267 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.

  • 93.5% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.

  • 75 patients (0.3%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.

  • 6 patients (<0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

The information from this publication is included in NHS Performs.

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 View NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics on the topic publications page

expand menu  Emergency Department Activity & Waiting Times

During November 2016:


  • There were 129,233 attendances at A&E services across Scotland.

  • 93.6% of attendances at A&E services were seen and resulted in a subsequent admission, transfer or discharge within 4 hours.

  • 730 (0.6%) patients spent more than 8 hours in an A&E department.

  • 131 (0.1%) patients spent more than 12 hours in an A&E department.

  • 26% of attendances led to an admission to hospital.

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 View Emergency Department Activity & Waiting Times on the topic publications page

expand menu  Cancelled Planned Operations

  • The total number of planned operations across NHSScotland during November 2016 was 31,730 which is very similar to 31,739 during November 2015.

  • 2,871 operations (9.0% of planned operations) were cancelled either by the hospital or by the patient, ranging from 3.3% to 13.1% across individual NHS Boards. This compares to 3,062 (9.6%) in November 2015.

  • Of all planned operations: 1,055 (3.3%) were cancelled by the patient; 1043 (3.3%) were cancelled based on clinical reasons by the hospital; 665 (2.1%) were cancelled by the hospital due to capacity or non-clinical reasons; 108 (0.3%) were cancelled due to other reasons.

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 View Cancelled Planned Operations on the topic publications page
 

To be published soon

Most ISD official statistics publications are released on Tuesdays

To be published: 28 February 2017

IVF Waiting Times   more

The Changing Functional Needs and Dependency of People Living in Care Homes: Evidence from use of the Indicator of Relative Need in Scotland   more

Improving ethnic data collection for equality and diversity monitoring   more

NHS Waiting Times - 18 Weeks Referral to Treatment   more

Lung Cancer Quality Performance Indicators   more

   See all forthcoming publications


Rescheduled Publications

The Changing Functional Needs and Dependency of People Living in Care Homes: Evidence from use of the Indicator of Relative Need in Scotland
Original publication date: 31 January 2017
Rescheduled to: 28 February 2017
Contact: Peter Knight 0131 275 6461
more

Hospital Inpatient Care of People with Mental Health Problems in Scotland, Trends up to 31 March 2016
Original publication date: 21 February 2017
Rescheduled to: 14 March 2017
Contact: Suzanne Hill 0131 334 1530
more

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