Questions this data answers

The purpose of the Acute Hospital Activity & NHS Beds Data Release is to monitor hospital care across Scotland. The following questions support this purpose and can be answered using the data being released.

Questions specific to this data release:

  • How has hospital activity changed over time?
  • Are there particular groups of the population e.g. gender, age groups, people living in deprived areas; using services more than others?
  • Are there any variations in service use by geography?
  • Are there patients being treated outwith their home area?
  • Have there been changes over time in the ways that hospital/acute care is delivered?
  • What is acute care?

The following parts of this data release can be used to answer these questions:

Questions for every data release:

  • How can I get access to further data?
  • Who can I speak to about this data release?
  • Who is using this data?
  • What other content is associated with this?
  • Are there any issues with the data?
  • How can I recreate some of this?
  • How can I use this data?
  • Can I explore the data to answer my questions?
  • What is the purpose of the data release and why is it important?
  • How long does the data release take to produce?

The following parts of this data release can be used to answer these questions:

Last updated: 02 July 2021
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