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Emergency Admissions

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency admissions for (a) angina and (b) asthma there have been to hospitals in Lancashire in the last five years. (116113)

The information is not available in the format requested. The following table contains data for emergency admissions for angina and asthma over the last five years for the following national health service organisations.

From 2001-02 to 2002-03:

Chorley and South Ribble National Health Service Trust;

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust;

Burnley Healthcare NHS Trust;

Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust;

Communicare NHS Trust;

Preston Acute Hospitals NHS Trust;

Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Community NHS Trust;

Blackpool Victoria Hospital NHS Trust;

Preston Primary Care Trust (PCT);

Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust;

Blackburn Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Trust.

From 2003-04 to 2005-06:

Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust;

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust;

Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Primary Care Trust;

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust;

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust; and

Preston PCT.



















1. Finished admission episodes: a finished admission episode is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one health care 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. 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) data set and provides the main reason why the patient was in hospital.

3. Angina defined as the following ICD-10 code in primary diagnosis: I20 Angina Pectoris.

4. Asthma defined as the following ICD-10 codes in primary diagnosis: J45 Asthma; J46 Status asthmaticus.

5. Emergency admission is defined as the following admission methods:

21 = Emergency: via Accident and Emergency (A&E) services, including the casualty department of the provider.

22 = Emergency: via general practitioner (GP).

23 = Emergency: via Bed Bureau, including the Central Bureau.

24 = Emergency: via consultant outpatient clinic.

28 = Emergency: other means, including patients who arrive via the A&E department of another health care provider.

6. Ungrossed data: figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed).

7. Data quality: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) are compiled from data sent by over 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts in England. The Information Centre Health and Social Care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data via HES processes. While this brings about improvement over time, some shortcomings remain.


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