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In response to your enquiry regarding corrosive substance admissions and all re-admissions:
We have provided a count of finished admission episodes (FAEs) with an emergency admission with a primary diagnosis of corrosive substance burns for the years 2014-15 to 2018-19.
Please note that this is not a count of people, as an individual may have more than one admission within any given period.
We have also provided a count of Finished Admission Episodes where the patient was admitted as an emergency, where the patient had been discharged from hospital within th eprevious 30 days.
Please note that this is not a count of actual patients, as an individual patient may be admitted on several ocassions.Some chronic illnesses and long term conditions can result in the patient being readmitted as an emergency on muliple ocassions.
Tabulation by provider is by the hospital provider where the readmission occurred, even though the patient may have been discharged from a different hospital provider.