Written Questions: Government Responses

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Labour, Denton and Reddish

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 24 March 2016 to Question 30023, on malnutrition, if he will provide the information requested in the same format as that provided to the hon. Member for Eddisbury in the Answer of 18 December 2007 to Question 174970; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The information requested is not available in a published form, but has been extracted from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data and is presented in Table 1.

Primary Diagnosis

Secondary Diagnosis

Malnutrition

Nutritional Anaemia

Other Nutritional Deficiency

Malnutrition

Nutritional Anaemia

Other Nutritional Deficiency

Year

Admissions

Discharges

Admissions

Discharges

Admissions

Discharges

Admissions

Discharges

Admissions

Discharges

Admissions

Discharges

2010/11

543

585

69,152

70,674

3,267

3,438

4,167

5,027

124,662

134,808

31,235

33,688

2011/12

662

706

72,931

74,537

3,281

3,479

4,772

5,761

125,253

135,522

39,184

42,387

2012/13

682

732

76,541

78,133

3,850

4,046

4,893

6,034

130,546

141,620

52,969

57,794

2013/14

625

686

84,269

85,871

4,161

4,394

6,078

7,455

142,463

154,591

61,394

67,010

2014/15

746

812

92,978

94,821

4,078

4,318

6,649

8,110

155,495

169,198

74,870

82,030

Table 1 (unpublished HES data)

Note:

Finished admission and discharge episodes are counted against the year or month in which the episode finishes. They do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one admission/discharge within the period.

Changes to the figures over time need to be interpreted in the context of improvements in data quality and coverage, improvements in coverage of independent sector activity and changes in National Health Service practice. For example, apparent increases in activity may be due to improved recording of diagnosis or procedure information. Note HES include activity ending in the year in question and run from April to March, e.g. 2012/13 includes activity ending between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013.

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