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Health Services: Young People

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people under the age of 18 years (a) in each strategic health authority and (b) treated by each healthcare provider had diagnosis codes of (i) W26, (ii) W32, (iii) W33, (iv) W34, (v) W50, (vi) X93, (vii) X94, (viii) X95, (ix) X99, (x) Y00, (xi) Y04, (xii) Y08, (xiii) Y09, (xiv) Y22, (xv), Y23 and (xvi) Y24 in each of the last six years. (276424)

A response to the question has been provided by strategic health authority (SHA) of residence for each year (2002-03 to 2007-08) and a copy has been placed in the Library. It is not possible to include the requested information by healthcare provider/trust because the numbers would be so small that the vast majority would need to be suppressed in order to preserve anonymity.

Due to the SHA reconfiguration in 2006-07, 28 SHAs merged to form 10 larger SHAs. The number of admissions do not represent the number of patients as a patient may have been admitted more than once within the year.