Admission and discharge - Hospital in-patient - Health-related outcomes
DescriptionThis category contains data relating to hospital admissions and discharges. Including: admission and discharge dates, length of hospital stay, the method by which a patient is admitted to and discharged from hospital, waiting time for the hospital admission, type of care given, etc.
For an overview of the data stored across all Episodes for a particular data-field, please access the Summary Information (admission and discharge) sub-category. These data-fields list for each participant all the distinct values for that data-field in the inpatient data. These fields are supplied as part of a standard UK Biobank dataset.
To conduct detailed analyses on the in-patient hospital data, researchers will require data-fields from the Spell and Episode Data (admission and discharge) sub-category. Including data-fields from this category in a basket of variables will give:
- access to the underlying data-fields in the episode level data via the HES Data Portal;
- the variables themselves in a standard UK Biobank dataset - but these are counts of the number of hospital episodes with data recorded for each data-field (e.g. Field 41085 shows the number of episodes in the inpatient data with duration of episode data).