To ask the Secretary of State for Health
(1) what the total number was of unplanned hospital admissions involving patients with a form of diabetes in each year since 1997;
(2) what the total number was of hospital bed days taken up by patients with diabetes in each year since 1997.
The following table identifies the number of finished admission episodes where there was either a primary or a secondary diagnosis of diabetes in England from 1997-98 to 2010-11, for non-elective hospital admissions.
A finished admission episode is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. Admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.
The following table identifies the number of finished consultant episode bed days where there was either a primary or a secondary diagnosis of diabetes in England from 1997-98 to 2010-11.
These data should not be described as a count of people as the same person may have been admitted on more than one occasion and do not account for admissions that had started but not finished within the financial year.