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Asthma: Hospital Admissions

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

24. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in reducing the number of hospital admissions for patients with asthma. (255418)

From 2004-05 to 2006-07 asthma hospital admissions ranged between 66,055 and 70,907, with 70,136 in 2006-07. We have made significant progress in reducing bed days by more than 27,000 over the same period. We support and encourage the national health service to improve the care offered to people with asthma.