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Parkinson's Disease

Volume 404: debated on Wednesday 30 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people suffer from Parkinson's disease in Shrewsbury and Atcham. [109680]

Neither national nor local statistics are collected on how many people suffer from Parkinson's disease in Shrewsbury and Atcham.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the incidence of Parkinson's Disease in the United Kingdom in each of the last 10 years. [110323]

The information that is available is shown in the table and relates to finished consultant episodes (FCEs) involving Parkinson's Disease. A FCE s defined as a period of patient care under one consultant in one health care provider. The figures do not represent the number of patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease, as one person may have several episodes within a year.

Finished consultant episodes with main diagnosis "Parkinson's disease"—NHS hospitals England 1991–92 to 2001–02
Number
1991–9212,031
1992–9311,483
1993–9410,764
1994–959,731
1995–9610,627
1996–9710,855
1997–9811,281
1998–9910,389
1999–200010,099
2000–019,495
2001–029,420

Notes:

  • 1. ICD10 codes G20-G22 have been used from 1995–96, ICD9 code 332 was used in previous years.
  • 2. Data in this table is grossed for both coverage and unknown/invalid clinical data, except for 2001–02 which are ungrossed.
  • 3. The main diagnosis is the first of seven diagnosis fields in the HES data set, and provides the main reason why the patient was in hospital during the episodes.
  • Source:

    Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES), Department of Health.