Malnutrition

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

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Photo of Jamie Reed Jamie Reed Labour, Copeland

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were admitted to hospital with malnutrition in (a) England, (b) Cumbria and (c) Copeland constituency in (i) 2014-15 and (ii) 2015-16.

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

There were 746 finished admission episodes with a primary diagnosis of malnutrition in England in 2014-15. There are no reports from Cumbria in this year and figures at constituency level are not collected centrally. Validated figures are not available for 2015-16.

A finished admission episode (FAE) is the first period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FAEs are counted against the year or month in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the period.

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