This dataset comprises the case note audit data submitted by hospitals that participated in second round of the National Audit of Dementia 2012-13. The audit was open to all general hospitals in England and Wales providing acute services on more than one ward and admitting adults over the age of 65.
The second round of audit examined the quality of care received by people with dementia admitted to general hospitals between September 2011 and February 2012. Case notes were audited against a checklist of standards that relate to the patient’s admission, assessment, care planning and delivery, and discharge.
All acute Trusts/Health Boards in England and Wales registered one or more sites to participate, and 98% of eligible hospitals participated in the audit. Only English data are presented in this dataset, which includes data from 190 hospitals that submitted a total of 7380 case notes.
Each participating hospital was requested to submit a sample of a minimum of 40 case notes. Please note that ‘not applicable’ responses were excluded from the analysis of questions, this may affect the number of case notes included in the analysis of individual questions. Questions presented in the ‘discharge from hospital’ section were not applicable to all patients in the sample (e.g. patients who died or were on end of life pathway) – a separate column presenting the sample size for each hospital in this section has been provided.