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Hospitals: Admissions

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many hospital admissions there have been for (a) male and (b) female patients with diagnosis code (i) F30, (ii) F31, (iii) F32, (iv) F33, (v) F34, (vi) F35, (vii) F36, (viii) F37, (ix) F38 and (x) F39 (A) under 14, (B) aged 14 to 17 and (C) aged 18 years and over in each (X) region and (Y) primary care trust in each of the last five years; and what the mean waiting time for admission was in each case; (281147)

(2) how many hospital admissions there have been for (a) male and (b) female patients with diagnosis code (i) F20, (ii) F21, (iii) F22, (iv) F23, (v) F24, (vi) F25, (vii) F26, (viii) F27, (ix) F28 and (x) F29 (A) under 14, (B) aged 14 to 17 and (C) aged 18 years and over in (X) each region and (Y) each primary care trust in each of the last five years; and what the mean waiting time for admission was in each case.

This information has been placed in the Library.

It should be noted that the number of admissions does not represent the number of patients as one patient may have been admitted more than once.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions there have been for (a) male and (b) female patients aged (i) under 14, (ii) 14 to 17 and (iii) 18 or more years old with diagnosis code (A) K70.0, (B) K70.1, (C) K70.2, (D) K70.3, (E) K70.4, (F) K70.5, (G) K 70.6, (H) K70.7, (I) K70.8 and (J) K70.9 in (1) each region and (2) each primary care trust in each of the last five years. (281301)

A copy of the requested information has been placed in the Library.

On advice from the NHS Information Centre for health and social care (Information Centre) data by primary care trust (PCT) have not been given, instead data have been given by strategic health authority (SHA). This is because the small number of patients at PCT level requires that all of the data for the 14 to 17 age group and the majority of the 18 and over age group would have to be suppressed, to prevent any identification of individuals, which means that the data which could be supplied would be meaningless.

Additionally, the Information Centre has advised that SHA data be used instead of Government office region (GOR) data. SHAs have very similar boundaries to GOR, with the exception of South East Coast SHA and South Central SHA, which are together aggregated to South East GOR.

It should be noted that after 2005-06 the SHA configurations changed, with the 28 SHAs merging to form 10 larger SHAs. No data have been given for K70.5, K70.6, K70.7 and K70.8 as these diagnosis codes are not used. Additionally, the number of admissions does not represent the number of patients as one patient may have been admitted more than once.