2015 inpatient survey: quality and methodology report

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Care Quality Commission
Care Quality Commission
Date of publication
1 June 2016
Health Services, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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This report provides detailed information on key quality and methodological issues relating to the 2015 Inpatient Survey. It covers the development, implementation and analysis of the survey. This document also describes the quality of the data and statistics and details any points that should be noted when using the outputs.

The 2015 Inpatient Survey involved 150 NHS trusts in England, who sent questionnaires to a total of 185,325 patients. Responses were received from 83,116 patients, a response rate of 46.8%. Inpatients who had been discharged in July 2015 from an NHS trust were invited to take part.