finished consultant episode


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finished consultant episode

An NHS term for a consultant episode which has ended due to discharge, transfer or death. A consultant episode is the time a patient spends in the continuous care of one consultant using hospital site or care home bed(s) of one health care provider or, in the case of shared care, in the care of two or more consultants.
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In Wales the number of consultants increased by almost 17% but the number of finished consultant episodes only rose by 1.4% -overall representing a 13% drop in produc t v t y.
The figures cover finished consultant episodes where the patient has a primary or secondary diagnosis of anxiety.
Separate figures show there were classed emergency cases in 2016/17 were 127 "finished consultant episodes" in 2016/17 for acid attacks.
There were 4,186 finished consultant episodes (FCEs) with a primary or secondary diagnosis of vitamin D deficiency in hospitals in the West Yorkshire area in 2015/16.