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House of Commons Hansard
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Hospitals: Bedfordshire
11 November 2009
Volume 499
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people aged 60 years and over in (a) England and (b) Mid Bedfordshire constituency who had at least one emergency readmission to hospital in (i) 1999, (ii) 2004, (iii) 2008 and (iv) the most recent 12 months for which information is available. [299081]

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The information available, based on information provided by the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development, is set out in the following table. Information on the number of people who have experienced at least one emergency readmission (as opposed to the total number of emergency readmissions), and information for the precise geographical area and age group requested, is not available and could not be obtained at proportionate cost.

Emergency readmissions to hospital within 28 days of discharge from hospital (excluding cancer, maternity and mental health patients)

Financial year

1999-2000

2004-05

2007-08

0 to 15 years

England

60,330

66,003

77,631

Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority

326

263

319

16 to 74 years

England

207,000

268,242

309,589

Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority

622

1,077

993

75+years

England

96,329

139,011

159,134

Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority

362

590

552

All ages

England

363,659

473,256

546,354

Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority

1,310

1,930

1,864

Source:

Hospital Episodes Statistics; National Centre for Health Outcomes Development, Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators.