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Common Illnesses (Hospital Admissions)

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which are the 10 most common illnesses for which patients are admitted to National Health Service hospitals for more than seven days in (a) Scotland and (b) Glasgow.

[holding answer 27 November 1987]: The information, based on the three digit codes from the international classification of diseases, ninth revision, for all acute hospitals in Scotland and in Greater Glasgow health board for 1985, the latest available year, is set out in the Table. Information is not available on a constituency basis.

(a) Scotland

  • 1. Acute myocardial infarction.
  • 2. Acute but ill-defined cerebrovascular disease.
  • 3. Malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus and lung.
  • 4. Fracture of neck of femur.
  • 5. Heart failure.
  • 6. Cataract.
  • 7. Osteoarthrosis and allied disorder.
  • 8. Other forms of chronic ischaemic heart disease.
  • 9. Chronic airways obstruction, not elsewhere classified.
  • 10. Other symptoms involving abdomen and pelvis.
  • (b) Greater Glasgow

  • 1. Acute myocardial infarction.
  • 2. Malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus and lung.
  • 3. Cataract.
  • 4. Other forms of chronic ischaemic heart disease.
  • 5. Fracture of neck of femur.
  • 6. Acute but ill-defined cerebrovascular disease.
  • 7. Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory polyarthropathies.
  • 8. Heart failure.
  • 9. Other symptoms involving abdomen and pelvis.
  • 10. Chronic airways obstruction, not elsewhere classified.
  • To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which are the 10 most common illnesses for which patients are admitted for more than seven days into National Health Service hospitals in (a) Scotland, (b) the Clydesdale area and (c) Lanark.

    [holding answer 27 November 1987]: The information, based on the three digit codes from the international classification of diseases, ninth revision, for all acute hospitals in Scotland and in Lanarkshire health board for 1985, the latest available year, is set out in the table. Information is not available on a constituency basis.

    (a) Scotland

  • 1. Acute myocardial infarction
  • 2. Acute but ill-defined cerebrovascular disease
  • 3. Malignant neoplasms of trachea, bronchus and lung
  • 4. Fracture of neck of femur
  • 5. Heart failure
  • 6. Cataract
  • 7. Osteoarthrosis and allied disorders
  • 8. Other forms of chronic ischaemic heart disease
  • 9. Chronic airways obstruction, not classified elsewhere
  • 10. Other symptoms involving abdomen and pelvis
  • (b) Lanarkshire

  • 1. Acute myocardial infarction
  • £ million

    Capital

    Percentage of total

    Recurrent

    Percentage of total

    Total

    1979–80109·96·31,642·293·71,752·1
    1980–8193·65·01,774·695·01,868·2
    1981–82121·66·31,820·993·71,942·5
    1982–83123·86·31,841·793·71,965·5
    1983–84123·36·11,881·793·92,005·0
    1984–85128·96·31,930·493·72,059·3
    1985–86136·16·61,921·393·42,057·4
    1986–87116·25·52,009·994·52,126·1
    1987–88118·05·32,106·294·72,224·0

    The figures given are for gross expenditure expressed in 1986–87 cost terms, using GDP deflator factors. The figures for 1987–88 are estimated.