Scotland Trend


Data for the number of admissions, discharges and stays; also count of patients and hospital residents for Scotland.

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Column Type Label Description
FinancialYear text Financial years start on 1 April and end on 31 March. For example, financial year 2017/2018 covers the period 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018.
Country text 9-digit code for NHS Scotland as a whole.

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Dataset text The data source that is reported from. SMR01 covers non-psychiatric records and SMR04 covers psychiatric records. Total covers both groups.
DatasetQF text Qualifier for Dataset

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NumberOfAdmissions numeric The total number of admissions. An admission marks the start of an inpatient episode or day case episode.
NumberOfDischarges numeric The total number of discharges. A hospital discharge marks the end of an episode of care. Discharges include deaths, transfers to other specialties/significant facilities and hospitals, and discharges home or to other regular place of residence.
NumberOfStays numeric The total number of continuous inpatient stays. A continuous inpatient stay is an unbroken period of time that a patient spends as an inpatient. However, a patient may change consultant, significant facility, specialty, and/or hospital during a continuous inpatient stay.
NumberOfPatients numeric The total number of patients. A patient is defined as an individual discharged from hospital (including as a transfer out) at least once during the financial year. Regardless of how many times they have been discharged during the financial year, patients are counted only once in each financial year at the Scotland level.
NumberOfHospitalResidents text The total number of hospital residents. A hospital resident is an individual who is an inpatient at midnight on 31 March, before the beginning of the next financial year (1 April). Although the term 'hospital resident' is used for simplicity, some people will be looked after in care homes (under contract to the local NHS Board).
NumberOfHospitalResidentsQF text A qualifier to give extra information about the number of hospital residents.

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Data last updated March 28, 2023
Metadata last updated September 20, 2018
Created September 20, 2018
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