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

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Date Range:
01 Mar 2015 to 31 Aug 2017


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 August 2017 show that:

·2,460 patients were in hospital at the end of the reporting period.
·There were 105 admissions to hospital.
·There were 135 discharges/transfers from hospital

· In the past 8 months, more patients were discharged than admitted to specialist hospitals. 135 patients left hospital in August 2017, 90 (68 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 August 2017, 62 per cent had a total length of stay of over 2 years.

· Approximately 41 per cent of the 2,460 patients in hospital in August 2017 travelled over 50km to get to the specialist hospital.


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