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Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics, AT: March 2022, MHSDS: January 2022 Final

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Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics, AT: March 2022, MHSDS: January 2022 Final


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.

From October 2021, LD MHSDS data has been collected under MHSDS version 5.

The figures in the restrictive interventions data are lower than in previous months due to the reduced number of providers submitting restrictive interventions data. They are, however, in line with what would be expected based on the providers that did submit. The restrictive interventions measures methodology will be reviewed in 2022 to take account of the new restrictive interventions table structure in version 5.

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

There were 2,005 learning disabilities and/or autism inpatients at the end of the month

1,135 (57%) of these have had a total length of stay* over 2 years.

*Total length of stay is the time since the date of first admission to any hospital as part of this continuous period of inpatient care.

80 were admitted to hospital

40 were first admissions in a year, 20 were readmissions within a year of the previous discharge, and 20 were transfers from other hospitals.

(Source: AT dataset)

145 were discharged from hospital

110 (74%) of these were discharged back into the community.

(Source: AT dataset)

There were 3,430 people with learning disabilities and/ or autistic spectrum disorders (LDA) in hospital at the end of the month.

(Source: MHSDS)

940 were admitted to hospital

(Source: MHSDS)

1,045 were discharged from hospital

(Source: MHSDS)

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