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Better Care Better Value indicators identify potential areas for improvement in efficiency which may include commissioners re-designing and shifting services away from the traditional setting of the hospital and out towards community based care.

The tool should prompt you to start thinking of "how" and "why" your organisation might differ from others and to support commissioning priorities for health communities. The opportunity is indicative only and local health communities should interpret it taking into account local knowledge.

Indicator Latest Value Financial Opportunity Volume Opportunity Rank Category
Managing First Follow Up 1.99 (First follow up ratio) £279.5M 2,873M 1 Clinical
Reducing Length of Stay 13.97 (Bed day saving %) £235.4M 1,168M 1 Clinical
Emergency Readmission (14 day) 5.54 (Emergency readmissions (%)) £197.1M 97,709 1 Clinical
Outpatient Appointment DNA 7.85 (DNA %) £64.8M 626,270 1 Clinical
Pre-Procedure Non-Elective Bed Days 1.61 (Pre-procedure bed day rate) £53.9M 265,648 1 Clinical
Increasing Day Surgery Rates 79.68 (Daycase Rate (%)) £13.3M 35,121 1 Clinical
Pre-procedure Elective bed days 0.25 (Pre-procedure bed day rate) £11.5M 57,303 1 Clinical
Sickness Absence - Provider 4.20 (FTEs lost to sickness absence %) £0 0 1 Workforce
Indicator Latest Value Financial Opportunity Volume Opportunity Rank Category
Outpatient Appointments 8254.30 (Outpatient appointments per 100,000 population) £361.9M 2,444M 1 Clinical
Emergency Admissions 511.90 (Emergency admissions per 100,000 population) £342.1M 183,754 1 Clinical
Managing Surgical Thresholds 73.31 (Operations per 100,000 population) £42.9M 24,467 1 Clinical
Sickness Absence - PCT 2.96 (FTEs lost to sickness absence %) £0 0 1 Workforce


The financial opportunity shown for indicators in the Clinical and Workforce categories is calculated for the quarter displayed, this value should be multiplied by 4 to determine the annualised opportunity. The financial opportunity shown for indicators in the Prescribing category is an annualised figure. The information will be updated quarterly.


NHS Improving Quality is reviewing the indicators within Better Care, Better Values, and would like to listen to your opinions and ideas. We are interested in how you use the indicators currently provided, and also interested in your ideas for new indicators to be added to the portal in the future.
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