Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Department of Health written question – answered at on 25 March 2015.

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Photo of Liz Kendall Liz Kendall Shadow Minister (Health) (Care and Older People)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of stay in hospital was for people with a primary diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in England in each year from 2009-10 to 2014-15.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The attached table gives the mean and median length of stay and the number of finished discharge episodes where length of stay was recorded for patients with a primary diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for years 2009-10 to 2013-14. Complete and quality checked data for 2014-15 is not yet available.

COPD length of stay and FDEs 2009-14 (Excel SpreadSheet, 15.42 KB)

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