The table below sets out the count of finished admission episodes (FAEs)1 with a primary diagnosis2 of frostbite3 in Barnsley Central constituency4, North Yorkshire and Humber, West Yorkshire, and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Area Teams of residence5 and England for years 2010-11 to 2013-146
Activity in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector
North Yorkshire and Humber Area Team of Residence
South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Area Team of Residence
West Yorkshire Area Team of Residence
1. Finished admission episode
A finished admission episode (FAE) is the first period of inpatient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FAEs are counted against the year or month in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of inpatients, as a person may have more than one admission within the period.
2. Primary diagnosis
The primary diagnosis is the first of up to 20 (14 from 2002-03 to 2006-07 and 7 prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data set and provides the main reason why the patient was admitted to hospital.
3. ICD-10 Codes
The following ICD-10 codes were used to identify frostbite:
T33 Superficial frostbite
T34 Frostbite with tissue necrosis
T35 Frostbite involving multiple body regions and unspecified frostbite
4. Parliamentary constituency of residence
The parliamentary constituency containing the patient’s normal home address. This does not necessarily reflect where the patient was treated as they may have travelled to another parliamentary constituency for treatment. This field is only available from 2009-10 onwards.
5. Area Team of residence
The area team containing the patient’s normal home address. This does not necessarily reflect where the patient was treated as they may have travelled to another area for treatment.
6. Assessing growth through time (Inpatients)
HES figures are available from 1989-90 onwards. Changes to the figures over time need to be interpreted in the context of improvements in data quality and coverage (particularly in earlier years), improvements in coverage of independent sector activity (particularly from 2006-07) and changes in NHS practice. For example, changes in activity may be due to changes in the provision of care.