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Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the most common reason for (a) out-patient and (b) in-patient admissions to Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport was in each of the last three years. (94101)

The information is not available in the format requested. Information for the Stockport national health service foundation trust relating to the most common cause of in-patient admissions for the three most recent years where figures are available has been set out as follows:

2002-03—other cataract

2003-04—liveborn infants according to place of birth

2004-05—other cataract

Unfortunately, data relating to out-patient admissions are not available in a sufficiently robust form.

Notes:

Finished admission episodes

A finished admission episode is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Please note that admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.

Ungrossed data

Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data, i.e. the data are ungrossed.

Diagnosis (primary diagnosis)

The primary diagnosis is the first of up to 14 (7 prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data set and provides the main reason why the patient was in hospital.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of in-patient admissions to Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport in each of the last three years were recorded as alcohol-related. (94102)

Then information is not available in the format requested. However, the number of alcohol related admissions at the Stockport National Health Service Foundation Trust is as follows:

Alcohol related admissions

Percentage

2002-03

205 from a total of 66,816

0.31

2003-04

276 from a total of 69,180

0.40

2004-05

379 from a total of 70,949

0.53

Notes:

1. Finished admission episodes: A finished admission episode is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Please note that admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.

2. Ungrossed data: Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data, i.e. the data are ungrossed.

3. Codes used for alcohol-related admissions:

F10–mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol

K70–alcoholic liver disease

T51–toxic effect of alcohol.

4. Diagnosis (primary diagnosis): The primary diagnosis is the first of up to 14 (seven prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) dataset and provides the main reason why the patient was in hospital.

Source:

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for health and social care