We look at some of the most interesting findings from our most recent healthcare data, including information on NHS complaints, medication errors, life expectancy, inequalities and emergency calls.
1. Ambulance calls are rising, but more are being resolved on the phone and fewer of these callers now ring again within 24 hours.
See care quality indicator: Ambulance call handling.
(Data source: NHS England, Ambulance Quality Indicators).
See care quality indicator: Life expectancy.
(Data source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Health Statistics 2014).
See care quality indicator: Dying at home.
(Data source: National End of Life Care Intelligence Network, End-of-life care profiles).
See full care quality indicator: Medication errors
(Data sources: Department of Health, Outcomes Framework; National Patient Safety Agency, National Reporting and Learning System).
See care quality indicator: Injuries due to falls
(Data source: Health & Social Care Information Centre, Hospital Episode Statistics).
See care quality indicator: Written complaints in the NHS
(Data source: Health & Social Care Information Centre, Data on written complaints).
Icons provided by The Noun Project: ‘Ambulance’ and ‘House’ by Paulo Volkova, ‘Time’ by Richard de Vos, ‘Phone’ by Tom Walsh, ‘Calendar’ by Matthew Hawdon, ‘Person’ by Ferran Brown, ‘Hospital’ by Carlotta Zampini, ‘Pill’ by Gabriele Malaspina, ‘Horizonal’ by Arthur Shlain, ‘Money’ by Iain Hector, ‘Apartment’ by Adam Iscrupe, ‘Checklist’ by Phil Laver, ‘Community’ by Jessica Lock, ‘Patient’ by Wilson Joseph, ‘Outpatient’ by Joel Burke, ‘Brain’ by Gabriele Garofalo, ‘Hospital’ and ‘First Aid’ by Mister Pixel.