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Dementia

Department of Health written question – answered on 17th December 2015.

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Photo of Debbie Abrahams Debbie Abrahams Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients with a diagnosis of dementia (a) attended A&E and (b) were admitted to hospital in each of the last three years.

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

In the Hospital Episode Statistics data it is not possible to identify patients that attended accident and emergency with a diagnosis of dementia.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre have provided a count of finished admission episodes (FAEs) where there was a primary diagnosis of dementia for the years 2012-13 to 2014-15. This is shown in Table A.

Note that this is not a count of people as the same person may have had more than one admission episode within the same time period.

Table A: Count of FAEs where there was a primary diagnosis of dementia for the years 2012-13 to 2014-15

Year

Sum of FAEs

2012-13

19,274

2013-14

17,939

2014-15

18,732

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Health and Social Care Information Centre

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