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Osteoporosis

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions for (a) all osteoporosis-related conditions and (b) osteoporotic fractures there have been in each year since 1997-98, as recorded by the Hospital Episodes Statistics database. (249269)

The total number of hospital admissions where there was a primary diagnosis for osteoporosis, an osteoporosis-related conditions, and osteoporotic fractures, for the years 1997-98 to 2006-07 is given in the following table.

Total finished admission episodes

Osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related conditions

Osteoporotic fractures

2006-07

13,218

3,837

2005-06

12,949

4,034

2004-05

11,971

3,924

2003-04

10,422

3,642

2002-03

9,958

3,661

2001-02

10,759

3,311

2000-01

10,420

3,462

1999-2000

9,452

3,292

1998-99

8,915

3,390

1997-98

7,987

3,105

Note:

A finished admission episode is the first period of inpatient care under one consultant within one health care provider. Finished admission episodes are counted against the year in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of inpatients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.