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Hospital Emergency Readmissions

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency readmissions there have been to hospitals for those aged (a) 50 to 64, (b) 65 to 74 and (c) 75 years and over in each quarter of each of the last three years, broken down by primary care trust; and if she will make a statement. (116245)

Currently the best computations of readmission rates are those released by the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development. They publish their data on their website at:

www.nchod.nhs.uk

Presently there are three years’ data from 2001-02 to 2003-04 at primary care trust (PCT) level, for the age groups 0-15, 16-74 and 75 and over. There are plans to produce by March 2007 an eight-year series up to 2005-06 at PCT and trust level.

Other analyses from this source could only be produced at disproportionate cost.