Malnutrition

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Eleanor Smith Eleanor Smith Labour, Wolverhampton South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients readmitted to hospital within (a) zero to seven and (b) eight to 180 days were recorded as suffering malnutrition as a (i) primary or (ii) secondary condition (a) in each of the last 10 years and (b) in the last 12 months.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS Digital has advised that data for the last 10 years can only be obtained at a disproportionate cost.

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