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Hospitals: Admissions

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency readmissions there were in each NHS trust in each year since 1997. (313972)

The information available, based on information provided by the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development, is set out in a table which I have placed in the Library. Figures are given separately for the age groups 0-15 years and 16 years and above. The table also includes information on the standardised rate of emergency readmissions, defined as the number of emergency readmissions divided by the total number of hospital discharges, adjusted for the different case mix and age and sex of patients to allow a more valid comparison between different years or different provider units.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency admissions relating to orthopaedic injuries there were in each primary care trust in England in (a) November, (b) December and (c) January in each of the last five years. (317197)

The information is not available in the format requested. Tables showing counts of finished admission episodes where the method of admission was emergency for episodes with a main consultant speciality of ‘Trauma and Orthopaedics’ separated by primary care trust of residence where the episode ended in months November, December and January from 2004-05 to 2008-09 have been placed in the Library.