Latest monthly statistics on Learning Disabilities and Autism (LDA) patients from the Assuring Transformation (AT) collection and Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS).
Data on inpatients with learning disabilities and/or autism are being collected both within the AT collection and MHSDS. There are differences in the inpatient figures between the AT and MHSDS data sets and work has been ongoing to better understand these. LDA data from MHSDS are experimental statistics.
A number of comparators are published each month to assess the differences in reporting between the collections. These can be found in the MHSDS datasets section.
Disruption relating to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) would seem to be affecting the quality and coverage of some of our statistics, such as an increase in non-submissions for some datasets. We have also seen some different patterns in the submitted data. For example, fewer patients are being admitted to and discharged from hospital. Therefore, data should be interpreted with care over the COVID-19 period.
Key facts are for the latest month available:
- Assuring Transformation: June 2021 (blue background)
- Mental Health Services Data Set: April 2021 (yellow background)
All data is shown rounded to the nearest 5
There were 2,075 learning disabilities and/or autism inpatients at the end of the month
1,175 (57%) of these have had a total length of stay* over 2 years
100 were admitted to hospital
55 were first admissions, 15 were readmissions within a year of the previous discharge, and 35 were transfers from other hospitals
145 were discharged from hospital
95 (66%) of these were discharged back into the community
There were 3,600 learning disabilities and/or autism inpatients at the end of the month
1,040 were admitted to hospital
1,140 were discharged from hospital
Last edited: 14 July 2021 9:50 am