Length of Stay analysis for hip replacements by Trust - North West SHA

Length of stay between trusts has always shown great variation. There has been a larger focus in recent years at reducing length of stay to improve the patient experience by reducing the number of days spent in hospital, freeing up beds in hospital for new patients and therefore saving the trust money. This example analysis shows how the variation has reduced over time and how far more trusts are now appearing in the lowest band for length of stay for this particular procedure than five years ago. You can change region, or view national data.

Length of Stay for 2005/6 and 2009/10

  • 2009/10
  • 2005/6

Trust name Average Length of Stay
Central Manchester
8.0
7.0
Royal Bolton
7.0
7.0
St Helens and Knowsley
7.0
9.0
Trafford Healthcare
7.0
8.0
University Of South Manchester
7.0
7.0
Warrington and Halton
7.0
7.0
Countess Of Chester
6.0
8.0
East Lancashire
6.0
8.5
Lancashire Teaching
6.0
8.0
Mid Cheshire
6.0
8.0
North Cumbria
6.0
8.0
Pennine Acute
6.0
8.0
Stockport
6.0
6.0
University Of Morecambe Bay
6.0
8.0
Wirral
6.0
7.0
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh
6.0
10.0
Tameside
5.5
9.0
Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre
5.0
9.0
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen
5.0
8.0
Salford Royal
5.0
7.0
Southport and Ormskirk
5.0
8.0
East Cheshire
4.0
7.0

Comparison of median length of stay for hip replacement by Trust

SHA data for length of stay

SHA Name 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
North East SHA 7 7 6 5 5
North West SHA 8 7 7 6 6
Yorkshire and The Humber SHA 7 6 6 5 5
East Midlands SHA 7 7 6 5 5
West Midlands SHA 7 6 5 5 5
East Of England SHA 7 7 6 6 5
London SHA 7 6 6 6 5
South East Coast SHA 7 6 5 5 5
South Central SHA 7 6 6 6 5
South West SHA 7 6 6 5 5
England 7 7 6 6 5

Measure: Length of stay

Description:
Elective hip replacement median length of stay.
Rationale:
Length of stay between trusts has always shown great variation. There has been a larger focus in recent years at reducing length of stay to improve the patient experience by reducing the number of days spent in hospital, freeing up beds in hospital for new patients and therefore saving the trust money. This example analysis shows how the variation has reduced over time and how far more trusts are now appearing in the lowest band for length of stay for this particular procedure than five years ago.
Technical definition

All inpatient spells with an elective admission method (codes: 11, 12 & 13) with primary procedure code for hip replacement (OPCS codes: W37-W39,W93-W95).

Note: Trusts with less than 40 spells per annum were excluded from the analysis

Basis
NHS Acute Trusts
Data sources & Time frame

April 2005 to March 2010 by financial year. Data between April 2005 and March 2008 is frozen.

  • April 2005 - March 2006 - Hospital Episode Statistics (HES)
  • April 2006 - March 2009 - Frozen Secondary Uses Services (SUS) - Hospital Admitted Patients

SUS extracts are used from April 2009 onwards - non frozen SUS extract.

Data licence acknowledgments

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) - Hospital Admitted Patients - Copyright: Re-used with the permission of The Health and Social Care Information Centre. All rights reserved.

Secondary Uses Services (SUS) - Hospital Admitted Patients - Copyright: Re-used with the permission of The Health and Social Care Information Centre. All rights reserved.

Change in length of Stay between 2005/6 - 2009/10

Trust name LoS 2005/06 LoS 2006/07 LoS 2007/08 LoS 2008/09 LoS 2009/10
Stockport 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
Central Manchester 7.0 7.0 8.0 7.0 8.0
East Cheshire 7.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 4.0
Royal Bolton 7.0 7.0 6.0 7.0 7.0
Salford Royal 7.0 6.0 6.0 5.0 5.0
University Of South Manchester 7.0 8.0 7.0 6.0 7.0
Warrington and Halton 7.0 7.0 6.0 7.0 7.0
Wirral 7.0 7.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
Countess Of Chester 8.0 7.0 6.0 7.0 6.0
Lancashire Teaching 8.0 7.0 6.5 7.0 6.0
Mid Cheshire 8.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 6.0
North Cumbria 8.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.0
Pennine Acute 8.0 8.0 7.0 6.0 6.0
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen 8.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.0
Southport and Ormskirk 8.0 8.0 6.0 5.0 5.0
Trafford Healthcare 8.0 8.0 8.0 6.0 7.0
University Of Morecambe Bay 8.0 7.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
East Lancashire 8.5 8.0 7.0 7.0 6.0
Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre 9.0 8.0 6.0 5.0 5.0
St Helens and Knowsley 9.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.0
Tameside 9.0 8.0 8.0 6.0 5.5
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh 10.0 8.0 7.0 6.0 6.0

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