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: April 2021 (blue background)
- Mental Health Services Data Set: February 2021 (white background)
All data is shown rounded to the nearest 5
There were 2,040 learning disabilities and/or autism inpatients at the end of the month
1,195 (59%) of these have had a total length of stay* over 2 years
90 were admitted to hospital
45 were first admissions, 25 were readmissions within a year of the previous discharge, and 20 were transfers from other hospitals
130 were discharged from hospital
100 (77%) of these were discharged back into the community
There were 3,190 learning disabilities and/or autism inpatients at the end of the month
995 were admitted to hospital
1,095 were discharged from hospital
Last edited: 18 May 2021 6:04 pm