Scottish Morbidity Record Completeness

Estimates of completeness of outpatient, acute, maternity, mental health and geriatric long stay SMR records received from boards and Health Care providers in recent years.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Source SMR00, SMR01, SMR02, SMR04 and SMR01 1E daily files and coding reports where supplied by the boards
Author Data Support and Monitoring Team
Version 1.0
Last Updated August 4, 2022, 14:23 (BST)
Created May 29, 2019, 10:03 (BST)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject Data Management
Frequency Monthly
Time frame of data and timeliness SMR data is expected to be received by PHS 6 weeks (42 days) following the end of the month of discharge/clinic date.
Coverage Covers all NHS health boards as well as the State Hospitals Board for Scotland and the Golden Jubilee National Hospital over the most recent 4 calendar and financial years and recent complete quarters that should be complete at the last monthly deadline for submission.
Accuracy NHS data providers will know how complete their SMR submissions are and the extent of any backlog.
Continuity of data Data is continuously reported since 2015, all periods prior to these reported are considered to be complete.
Concepts and definitions Where the completeness is marked as "z" (not applicable) this indicates that no SMR is expected.
Disclosure No disclosure controls are applied
Revision statement These data are not subject to planned major revisions. However, the data is effectively revised every time the table is updated.
Official statistics designation Management data
Relevance and key uses of the statistics For analysts and others to see how complete SMR records are when answering questions and producing statistical publications.
Format CSV
Language English

SMR Completeness SMR Timeliness

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