Delayed Discharge Bed Days by Council Area – ...


Number of bed days occupied by delayed discharges in each calendar month, by council area, age group and reason for delay. Data is included from April 2012 to June 2016 and due to definitional changes effective 1 July 2016, are not comparable to figures reported after this date.

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Data Dictionary

Column Type Label Description
MonthOfDelay numeric Data is recorded for all bed days occupied by people delayed in their discharge from hospital in the calendar month
CA text Each Council area has a unique nine digit code identifying the council area / local authority of residence for the delay, based on the boundaries as at the time of delay

Council area labels

CAQF text Qualifier for CA indicating aggregated data and data not available due to the CA of residence not in Scotland

Qualifier information

AgeGroup text Age grouping is calculated as at the person's ready for discharge date
AgeGroupQF text Qualifier for AgeGroup indicating aggregated data

Qualifier information

ReasonForDelay text Reason for delay indicates the principal reason grouping for a person's delay at the end of the reporting month

Definitions and Data Recording Manual effective 1 May 2012

ReasonForDelayQF text Qualifier for ReasonForDelay indicating aggregated data

Qualifier information

NumberOfDelayedBedDays numeric The number of delayed bed days within the calendar month
AverageDailyNumberOfDelayedBeds numeric The average daily number of delayed beds is calculated by dividing the total number of delayed discharge bed days in the month by the number of days in the calendar month.

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Data last updated March 12, 2020
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