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Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics - Commissioner Census (Assuring Transformation), February 2018, Provisional Statistics

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01 Mar 2015 to 28 Feb 2018


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.

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Key Facts

Data collected at the end of February 2018 show that:

  • 2,415 patients were in hospital at the end of the reporting period.
  • There were 80 admissions to hospital; of these 15 were readmissions within a year of the previous discharge and 25 were transfers from other specialist hospitals.
  • 1,460 had a total length of stay of over 2 years.
  • There were 145 discharges/ transfers from hospital. Of these, 95 discharges were back to the community
  • Approximately 48 per cent of patients in hospital in February 2018 travelled over 50km to get to the specialist hospital


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Last edited: 11 April 2018 4:24 pm