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Hospitals: Admissions

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate she has made of the incidence of patients who having been discharged were subsequently re-admitted for the same complaint within (a) one week, (b) two weeks, (c) one month, (d) two months, (e) three months, (f) four months, (g) five months and (h) six months; and if she will make a statement. (138742)

The information requested is not collected in the format requested. However, the Department does collect information on emergency re-admissions and this information can be accessed on the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development website at: