Diabetes

Health written question – answered on 11th July 2012.

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Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Conservative, Kingswood

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.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

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.

  Episodes
1997-98 189,283
1998-99 206,193
1999-2000 225,272
2000-01 237,975
2001-02 255,717
2002-03 287,326
2003-04 319,136
2004-05 359,775
2005-06 401,025
2006-07 429,517
2007-08 461,410
2008-09 513,851
2009-10 570,365
2010-11 615,586

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.

  Episodes
1997-98 3,223,707
1998-99 3,389,391
1999-2000 3,608,950
2000-01 3,889,916
2001-02 4,223,874
2002-03 4,831,110
2003-04 5,059,325
2004-05 5,319,268
2005-06 5,577,981
2006-07 5,554,183
2007-08 5,719,773
2008-09 6,095,138
2009-10 6,548,166
2010-11 6,678,441

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