Diabetes footcare activity profiles

Information on the inpatient care of people with diabetes admitted to hospital for footcare conditions.

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These profiles provide information on the inpatient care of people with diabetes who are admitted to hospital for a range of footcare conditions. They help those involved in the provision of this care to understand the scale of activity and relate this to similar Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across England.

The data used is from the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) database and covers all episodes of inpatient care in a three year period.

The latest CCG profiles are for 2012/13 to 2014/15. Earlier profiles are also available at CCG and Primary Care Trust (PCT) level

Please note that a technical error has been identified in the Foot care profiles which affects the following indicators:

  • number of patients with diabetes admitted with diabetic foot disease
  • % of patients admitted to hospital with diabetic foot disease by the number of inpatient episodes
  • % of total nights spent in hospital by people with diabetic foot disease by the number of inpatient episodes
  • % of episodes of care for diabetic foot conditions accounted for by patients who had more than one inpatient stay
The error identified means that we may be over estimating the number of patients admitted with diabetic foot disease (an estimated average of 9%) and the percentage of single episodes of care (an estimated average of 6%). No other indicators are affected. A review of the foot care profiles is planned for early 2017/18 with publication later in the year.

Webpage Last Updated: Wednesday, 9th November 2016