This is the rate of finished consultant episodes with a primary diagnosis of obesity and a main or secondary procedure of bariatric surgery per 100,000 female population. The term 'bariatric surgery' is often used to define a group of procedures that can be performed to facilitate weight loss (although these procedures can be performed for conditions other than weight loss) and includes stomach stapling, gastric bypasses and sleeve gastrectomy. As this also includes associated maintenance/revisional procedures, the same patient may be counted more than once over time.
A finished consultant episode (FCE) is a continuous period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FCEs are counted against the year in which they end. Figures do not represent the number of different patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the same stay in hospital or in different stays in the same year.
The primary diagnosis is the first of up to 20 diagnosis fields in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data set and provides the main reason why the patient was admitted to hospital.
These figures represent the number of episodes where the procedure (or intervention) was recorded in any of the 24 operative procedure fields in a Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) record. A record is only included once in each count, even if the procedure is recorded in more than one operative procedure field of the record.
Admissions per 100,000 population are age standardised using the European Standard Population. Population data are taken from Office for National Statistics resident population estimates.
England total may include a small number of admissions for persons of no fixed abode. This data excludes persons resident outside of England. No district council data is available.
03 Sep 2021
Data last updated
26 Aug 2021
Finished consultant episodes with a primary obesity diagnosis and a main/secondary procedure of bariatric surgery per 100,000 population - Female
a low value is good
Per 100,000 population
Finished Consultant Episodes with a primary diagnosis of obesity and a main or secondary procedure of bariatric surgery