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Data Provider: Welsh Government Outpatient attendances by treatment function
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Click here to sortNew attendancesNew attendances include any attendance that is the start of the outpatient episode and is the first attendance in a series with the same Consultant or Independent Nurse following a referral (Attendance Category = ‘1’). Patient arrived on time or late and was seen (Attended or DNA = ‘5’ or ‘6’).Click here to sortTotal attendancesTotal attendances includes all outpatient attendances including new, follow-up and pre-operative assessment attendances (Attendance Category = ‘1’ or ‘8’ or ’3’). Patient arrived on time or late and was seen (Attended or DNA = ‘5’ or ‘6’).Click here to sortRatio of follow-up to new attendancesRatio of follow-up to new attendances is the number of follow-up attendances (Attendance Category = ’8’) divided by new attendances (Attendance Category = ’1’) during the period under review.Click here to sortNew outpatients who did not attendNew outpatients who did not attend (DNA) includes any new attendance (Attendance Category = ‘1’) where the outpatient did not attend and no advanced warning was given (Attended or DNA = ‘3’).Click here to sort Percentage of new appointments where the outpatient did not attendPlease note that the methodology for calculating this has changed since the last publication. See the Statistical Release for more details. Percentage of new appointments where the outpatient did not attend is calculated by dividing New outpatients who DNA by New Attendances and New outpatients who DNA and multiplying by 100.Click here to sortTotal outpatients who did not attendTotal outpatients who did not attend (DNA) includes any attendance (Attendance Category = ‘1’ or ‘2’ or ‘3’) where the outpatient did not attend and no advanced warning was given (Attended or DNA = ‘3’).Click here to sortPercentage of total appointments where the outpatient did not attendPlease note that the methodology for calculating this has changed since the last publication. Percentage of total appointments where the outpatient did not attend is calculated by dividing Total outpatients who DNA by Total attendances and total outpatients who DNA and multiplying by 100.
[Collapse]All Treatment FunctionsThe All Treatment Functions total includes values where the treatment function code was blank or invalid. Please see the release for more information.1,904,9726,168,6994.3150,61614.7540,63116.1
All Treatment FunctionsThe All Treatment Functions total includes values where the treatment function code was blank or invalid. Please see the release for more information.Accident and Emergency19350.3.The data item is not applicable0.0.The data item is not applicable0.0
Adult Mental Illness40,329141,2825.07,02029.726,74231.9
Anaesthetics4,03943,6102.047521.12,39310.4
Antenatal Clinic.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Audiological Medicine1,4763,4512.732836.258529.0
Cardiology74,636182,2602.84,62311.714,28114.6
Cardiothoracic Surgery4,84317,4004.32228.81,51216.0
Chemical Pathology2,9308,7714.044526.41,38927.3
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry17,585103,2999.81,66317.314,30924.3
Clinical Genetics2904871.42716.93412.6
Clinical Haematology27,978234,24614.71,69111.413,00410.5
Clinical Immunology and Allergy2,1715,0932.732026.282428.1
Clinical Neurophysiology6,7096,8020.081521.881521.5
Clinical Oncology (previously Radiotherapy)22,816194,68115.08317.08,9988.8
Clinical Pharmacology3271,5429.28743.631033.6
Clinical Physiology.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Community Medicine.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Dental Medicine Specialties2,4706,1393.048632.31,12630.8
Dermatology109,338360,6774.67,69213.225,88713.4
Ear, Nose and Throat148,551337,3162.410,04612.727,75215.2
Endocrinology17,84987,3147.82,67925.912,41524.9
Forensic Psychiatry4686540.873.292.8
Gastroenterology51,434132,6453.24,93217.515,35520.8
General Medicine32,376127,4865.93,79021.017,43824.1
General Pathology.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
General Surgery177,275407,9712.311,40312.130,13513.8
Genitourinary Medicine981060.187.5108.6
Geriatric Medicine21,76673,3624.72,07517.48,71621.2
GP Maternity.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
GP Other Than Maternity.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Gynaecology137,914300,8352.29,25512.622,66514.0
Haematology (non-clinical).The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Infectious Diseases3399153.4169.37415.0
Joint Consultant Clinics.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Learning Disability1,1938,99413.1649.962613.0
Medical Microbiology.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Medical Oncology4,24137,24815.61115.11,3276.9
Medical Ophthalmology.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Midwifery Service41,27796,9712.79914.75,20610.2
Nephrology10,50483,82214.283114.87,82917.1
Neurology26,31873,8333.63,03620.79,59523.0
Neurosurgery2,76210,2425.319613.31,26822.2
Nuclear Medicine.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Nursing Activity.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Obstetrics53,259226,0936.53,27611.618,71215.3
Old Age Psychiatry13,92347,0534.81,02513.83,71614.8
Ophthalmology170,783648,8325.512,36513.547,59513.7
Oral Surgery71,108155,5942.35,54914.513,25915.7
Orthodontics9,30084,68816.288517.48,43518.1
Paediatric Dentistry4,18711,9483.768428.12,43833.9
Paediatric Neurology1,0114,8187.512321.769725.3
Paediatric Surgery3,1536,7032.263833.71,15829.5
Paediatric Urology.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Paediatrics55,936194,0694.96,51720.930,33627.1
Pain Management15,51439,1623.01,81621.03,77517.6
Palliative Medicine1,1243,7064.67512.529814.8
Plastic Surgery11,70362,6288.373411.85,01314.8
Postnatal Clinic.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Psychotherapy1386253.57535.211916.0
Radiology1,3551,6100.4567.9758.8
Rehabilitation Service7,13820,9583.964516.61,95317.1
Respiratory Medicine46,884162,3224.95,06419.517,13219.1
Restorative Dentistry9,20243,3337.51,24923.94,29218.0
Rheumatology46,658171,2935.33,45613.815,28916.4
Trauma and Orthopaedics309,705926,2413.523,65614.274,32814.9
Urology75,178240,7194.16,31115.518,23214.1

Metadata

General description

The Outpatient Activity Minimum Dataset (OP MDS) was introduced in Wales in April 1999. The dataset records patient level information on outpatient activity in the NHS in Wales. The dataset was originally designed to capture consultant led activity but has expanded to capture independent nurse led activity. Information is collected on a monthly basis and held by the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS).

From 2012-13 onwards, the OP MDS is the source of official statistics for outpatient activity in the NHS in Wales, rather than the previous QS1 return. Although the QS1 was the source of official statistics for 2011-12 we have also published data for 2011-12 from the OP MDS to allow comparisons to be made between the old and current data sources.

The figures provided are based on activity undertaken at hospital sites in Wales. As such, it includes activity delivered by English organisations in Welsh hospitals and excludes activity carried out in England.

The drop in Cardiff and Vale’s outpatients who did not attend between 2014-15 and 2015-16 is mainly due the introduction of a Fully Automated Booking (FAB) system. The drop in Cwm Taf’s activity between 2014-15 and 2015-16 is mainly due to a change in the data they submit to bring them in-line with national reporting standards. These are explained in more detail in Section 3 of the statistical article ‘Outpatient Activity Minimum Dataset: update on data quality and summary results for 2015-16’.

From April 2016, there has been a change in the treatment function codes submitted by the local health boards, please see the release for more information.

The increase in Cwm Taf in 2016-17 is mainly due to some hospital sites submitting data for the first time, which is explained in more detail in the statistical release.

Please see the statistical article “Outpatient Activity Minimum Dataset: publication of data and discussion of data quality” published on 16 February 2016 for information on the OP MDS, including differences between this data source and the QS1 and also data quality information. Please also see ‘Outpatient Activity Minimum Dataset: update on data quality and summary results for 2015-16’ published on 04 October 2016.


Data collection and calculation

LHBs and Trusts are required to submit monthly OP MDS data to NWIS by the 20th calendar day of the following month. The data is thereafter loaded into the national data base.

NWIS supply this data to Welsh Government annually and the data supplied covers each financial year.

For further information, please read the Statistical Articles, as per the given weblink.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Data is shown from 2011-12 onwards.

Users, uses and context

Please find this information in the related Statistical Articles and Releases, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied

Percentages and ratios are rounded to 1 decimal place

Revisions information

This data was revised on 13/12/18 to fix duplications in health board totals. Wales and hospital figures were unaffected.

We plan to revise data for the previous year on an annual basis, at the same time that we release new data. We will take advice from NWIS regarding revisions for previous years. For example, if resubmissions from LHBs/NHS trusts are large, the data will be revised. Revised data will be highlighted in the StatsWales table as such.

Title

Outpatient Attendances

Last update

28 November 2019 28 November 2019

Next update

November 2020 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Outpatient activity minimum dataset, NHS Wales Informatics Services (NWIS)

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

None

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Keywords

Outpatient; Outpatients; Patients; Appointments; Attendances; Hospital;

Weblinks

Outpatient Activity Statistical Articles and Releases:
https://gov.wales/outpatient-activity

Statistical quality

Please find this information in the related Statistical Articles and Releases, as per the given weblink.

The increase in Cwm Taf in 2016-17 is mainly due to some hospital sites submitting data for the first time, which is explained in more detail in the statistical release