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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of carbon monoxide poisoning were treated by the NHS in the last five years for which figures are available. (208569)

The Information Centre for health and social care does not hold complete data on the number of cases of carbon monoxide poisoning that were treated by the national health service in the last five years for which figures are available.

It does hold data on the number of finished admission episodes (FAEs), which indicate the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. These admissions do not represent the number of in-patients as a person may have more than one admission within the same year.

The total number of FAEs for the last five years relating to NHS hospitals in England and activity performed in the independent sector in England commissioned by English NHS, in which the patient had a primary diagnosis of ‘T58 Toxic effect of carbon monoxide’ at the start of his or her stay are provided in the following table.

1 April to 31 March each year

Number of FAEs

2006-07

457

2005-06

415

2004-05

397

2003-04

464

2002-03

470