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Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics - England Commissioner Census (Assuring Transformation) - May 2017, Provisional Statistics

Publication date: 09:30 June 28, 2017

Summary

This statistical release published by NHS Digital makes available the most recent data relating to patients with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorder receiving inpatient care commissioned by the NHS in England.

The release comprises:

  •  A report which presents England level analysis of key measures.
  • A monthly CSV file which presents key measures at England level.
  • A metadata file to accompany the CSV file, which provides contextual information for each measure.
  • An excel reference data tables showing data as reported and total patient counts retrospectively updated from March 2015 onwards.
  • An easy read version of the report highlighting key findings in an easy-to-understand way.

Key Facts

Data collected at the end of May 2017 show that:

  • 2,500 patients were in hospital at the end of the reporting period.
  • There were 100 admissions to hospital.
  • There were 140 discharges from hospital
  • In the past 5 months, more patients were discharged than admitted to specialist hospitals. 140 patients left hospital in May 2017, 100 (69 per cent) were discharged back into the community.
  • Many patients have been in specialist hospital for a long time. Of those in hospital at the end of May 2017, 62 per cent had a total length of stay of over 2 years.
  • Approximately 40 per cent of the 2,500 patients in hospital in May 2017 travelled over 50km to get to the specialist hospital.

 


Coverage

Date Range: 01 March 2015 to 31 May 2017
Geographical coverage: England

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