Gambling

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Chadlington Lord Chadlington Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 1 October 2018 (HL10396), what was the breakdown by gender of gambling addiction-related hospital admissions in each of the last five years.

Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS Digital’s Hospital Episode Statistics collects the volume of finished admissions episodes (FAEs) with a primary or secondary diagnosis of pathological/compulsive gambling and volumes for the last five years, broken down by gender is shown in the following table.

Year

Male

Female

2013-14

54

11

2014-15

79

10

2015-16

70

16

2016-17

57

15

2017-18

92

15

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics, NHS Digital

Notes:

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

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