Table 1

Basic figures (for all three years combined) for 2001-2 to 2003-4 for all NHS hospitals in England

MeasureNo procedureFixationReplacementOther procedure
Admissions920662 17752 7655374
Deaths in hospital (within 30 days of admission)3195 (2779)7681 (4895)6548 (4096)1084 (827)
Death rate (within 30 days of admission)34.7 (30.2)12.4 (7.9)12.4 (7.8)20.2 (15.4)
Median age84838381
Emergency readmission rate within 28 days (min-max)12.2 (0-40.9)9.1 (0-19.0)9.2 (2.4-17.1)9.1 (0-50.0)
% with ≤1 day delay (median, min-max)60.7 (63.1, 15.9-99.3)59.4 (61.7, 18.9-98.4)52.2 (51.5, 5.9-89.2)
% with ≤2 day delay (median, min-max)79.2 (82.5, 34.9-99.3)78.1 (80.6, 40.8-98.4)67.0 (67.7, 11.8-100)
Median length of stay initial acute hospital (IQR) for survivors only12 (5-27)18 (11-32)18 (11-30)18 (11-33)
Median total length of stay including post-transfer hospital spells (IQR) for survivors only14 (6-33)21 (12-40)20 (13-37)20 (12-39)
% survivors transferred to another NHS hospital18.619.418.916.9
% survivors transferred to other intermediate care*14.915.214.313.6
  • IQR=interquartile range.

  • * Nursing home, local authority care home, hospice, or non-NHS institution.