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Hospitals: Admissions

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis is for the statement on page 21 of NHS Next Stage Review: Our vision for primary and community care that rates of emergency hospital admissions for long-term conditions vary more than twofold across the country. (221050)

The Department uses hospital episodes statistics data, which provides information on emergency hospital admissions in each primary care trust.