New data released by PHIN describes private elective care in the UK from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The latest datasheets include statistics on Private Hospital Patient Volumes, Length of Stay, Never Events, Infections, Health Outcomes and Hospital Reported Adverse Events.
The updated statistics show:
- There were a total of 803,335 private spells in the UK.
- 25 Never Events were reported in private care between 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022, compared to 18 Never Events in the same period the previous year (2020-2021)
- 238 healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) were reported, at a rate of 19.6 per 100,000 bed days. Due to incomplete data, there were an additional 15 infections where a rate could not be calculated. This compares to 193 in the previous 12-month period (1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021), with a rate of 16.7 in every 100,000 bed days. There were 18 infections that could not be calculated with a rate in the previous period.
- There were 89 surgical site infections reported between 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022. The percentage risk of a patient developing an infection remained at 0.2% from 2021.
- The percentage of patients reporting positive health improvement following knee replacement surgery (undertaken as a primary procedure) was 95.5% in this period (increased by 0.9% compared to the following year)
Aggregated statistics are available to download below and include NHS Volume and Length of Stay delivered in independent hospitals over the same period.