Alcohol-related Emergency Admissions (Lancashire)

Health written question – answered on 21st March 2005.

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Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Conservative, Ribble Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many alcohol-related emergency cases there were in hospitals in Lancashire in the last period for which figures are available.

Photo of Miss Melanie Johnson Miss Melanie Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

The table the number of alcohol-related 1 finished admission episodes for acute national health service trusts in Lancashire during 2003–04, where the admission method was emergency.

NHS trust Finished admission episodes
Morecambe Bay hospitals NHS Trust 1,258
Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust 777
Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre hospitals NHS Trust 656
Lancashire Teaching hospitals NHS Trust 1,425
East Lancashire hospitals NHS Trust 1,399

Notes to table:

1.A finished admission episode is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Please note that admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.

2.The primary diagnosis is the first of up to 14 (seven prior to 2002–03) diagnosis fields in the hospital episode statistics (HES) data set and provides the main reason why the patient was in hospital.

3.As well as the primary diagnosis, there are up to 13 (six prior to 20O2–03) secondary diagnosis fields in HES that show other diagnoses relevant to the episode of care.

Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed).


HES, Department of Health.


(18)ICD-10 codes—alcohol related" as advised by NHS Information Authority clinical coding service. Counts include any of the records where the following listed codes are recorded in the primary or secondary field:

Primary diagnosis:

F10.–Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol

T51.–Toxic effect of alcohol

R78.0–Finding of alcohol in blood Secondary Diagnosis

F10.–Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol

T51.–Toxic effect of alcohol

X45.–Alcohol poisoning and exposure to alcohol

X65.–Intentional self poisoning by and exposure to alcohol

Y90.–Evidence of alcohol involvement determined by alcohol level

Y91.–Evidence of alcohol involvement determined by level of intoxication

R78.0–Finding of alcohol in blood

Z72.1–Alcohol use

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