How NHS Digital is using data science to cut down on A&E visits

The NHS is deploying its data scientists to analyse the 111 emergency call logs and predict attendance more accurately to cut down on the number of people being referred to A&E.

By Scott Carey
June 14, 2017

Something as innocuous as weather data is significant because "the temperature outside makes a massive difference to both the total volume of A&E attendance and the type of patients that come through the door", Ray said. "When the sun is out everyone is out breaking themselves."

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