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Heart Diseases

Health written question – answered on 27th June 2012.

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Photo of Stephen Hepburn Stephen Hepburn Labour, Jarrow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) how many (a) men and (b) women in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) the UK have received inpatient treatment for heart disease in each of the last five years;

(2) how many women in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK have received inpatient treatment for heart disease in each of the last five years.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The following table provides a count of finished admission episodes (FAEs) with a diagnosis of heart disease for the years 2006-07 to 2010-11, with the exception of constituency data that can only be provided for 2010-11 onwards. These data are not a count of people, as the same person may have been admitted on more than one occasion. Heart disease is a broad term. The table includes all conditions which can be found in the ICD-10 Alphabetical Index under the specific term ‘heart disease', as well as other conditions which cannot be directly indexed under this term but are diseases/conditions of the structures of the heart and may also be considered as heart disease.

A count of finished admission episodes (FAEs)(1) with a primary diagnosis(2 )or diagnosis mention(3) of heart disease by sex for (i) Jarrow constituency of residence(4), (ii) South Tyneside Primary Care Trust (PCT) of residence(5),(iii) North East Strategic Health Authority (SHA) of residence(5), and (iv) England for the years 2006-07 to 2010-11(6)
Activity in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector
  Jarrow constituency South Tyneside PCT North East SHA England
  Male Female Male Female Male Female Not known Not specified Male Female Not known Not specified
2010-11 709 551 1,468 1,008 18,555 12,901 346,523 229,539 12 7
2009-10 1,398 1,041 18,210 12,590 346,690 228,868 23 11
2008-09 1,436 924 18,552 12,549 3 350,576 231,388 15 12
2007-08 1,321 1,026 18,276 12,514 4 1 348,971 230,514 36 19
2006-07 1,281 880 17,310 12,546 342,340 226,468 22 26
(1) Finished admission episodes A finished admission episode (FAE) is the first period of inpatient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FAEs are counted against the year in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of inpatients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year. (2) Primary diagnosis The primary diagnosis is the first of up to 20 (14 from 2002-03 to 2006-07 and seven prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data set and provides the main reason why the patient was admitted to hospital. (3) Number of episodes in which the patient had a (named) primary or secondary diagnosis The number of episodes where this diagnosis was recorded in any of the 20 (14 from 2002-03 to 2006-07 and seven prior to 2002-03) primary and secondary diagnosis fields in a HES record. Each episode is only counted once, even if the diagnosis is recorded in more than one diagnosis field of the record. (4) Parliamentary constituency of residence The parliamentary constituency containing the patient's normal home address. This does not necessarily reflect where the patient was treated as they may have travelled to another area or region for treatment. (5) SSHA/PCT of residence The strategic health authority (SHA) or primary care trust (PCT) containing the patient's normal home address. This does not necessarily reflect where the patient was treated as they may have travelled to another SHA/PCT for treatment. (6) Assessing growth through time HES figures are available from 1989-90 onwards. Changes to the figures over time need to be interpreted in the context of improvements in data quality and coverage (particularly in earlier years), improvements in coverage of independent sector activity (particularly from 2006-07) and changes in NHS practice. For example, apparent reductions in activity may be due to a number of procedures which may now be undertaken in outpatient settings and so no longer include in admitted patient HES data. Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Health and Social Care Information Centre

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