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Drugs: Misuse

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions to hospital there were as a result of drug-related mental health conditions in each of the last five years. (269730)

The information is shown in the following table.

Count of finished admission episodes with a primary diagnosis of mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use for the last five years: Activity in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector: Data years 2003-04 to 2007-08

Finished admission episodes

2007-08

48,583

2006-07

47,886

2005-06

47,854

2004-05

44,367

2003-04

40,056

Note:

These figures include admissions for alcohol-induced mental health conditions.

Source:

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The NHS Information Centre for health and social care.