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S5W-12927: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 22 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many hospital patients, who had been admitted with another condition, have (a) developed and (b) been treated for dehydration  in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Shona Robison 5 December 2017

In relation to part (a) of the question, information is not available centrally about the number of people who did not have dehydration at the time of admission but who developed it during the admission due to complications arising during the admission. When dehydration was recorded as the main reason for hospital treatment it is likely that it was present at the time of admission.

In relation to part (b), information about the treatment of dehydration is not centrally available, but if a diagnosis of dehydration was recorded then it may be reasonable to assume that it was also treated.

The table shows the number of patients for whom dehydration and other related conditions were one of the secondary diagnoses recorded but where a different diagnosis was the main reason for admission. Because dehydration is reported together with other conditions such as hypovolaemia (low blood volume) dehydration cannot be identified separately, with the result that the figures given are likely to overestimate the number of cases where dehydration was diagnosed.

Table: Number of people who had at least one admission to hospital during the year for which the main diagnosis was one other than dehydration but where volume depletion including dehydration or a related condition was one of the other diagnoses recorded; by Health Board of treatment; 1999 – 2016

 

Year of Discharge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Board of Treatment

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Grand Total

Golden Jubilee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

 

 

2

 

2

2

9

NHS Ayrshire & Arran

400

302

339

322

415

483

470

629

489

436

443

394

389

424

435

349

379

350

7,448

NHS Borders

32

24

20

30

33

23

25

27

28

23

27

40

44

38

45

38

45

38

580

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

36

37

47

76

93

86

104

76

100

97

128

95

122

92

90

67

95

105

1,546

NHS Fife

86

99

135

131

177

245

256

333

322

338

307

278

245

214

231

234

186

253

4,070

NHS Forth Valley

70

51

52

83

96

92

75

94

98

91

76

77

69

89

100

131

126

85

1,555

NHS Grampian

139

167

141

177

299

359

370

383

533

476

504

483

405

428

456

340

470

494

6,624

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

617

600

598

570

757

723

800

819

815

870

771

698

765

752

861

788

853

907

13,564

NHS Highland

80

83

155

193

228

147

219

273

195

167

152

212

202

218

209

190

188

183

3,294

NHS Lanarkshire

146

170

172

157

200

215

326

330

323

308

283

214

199

294

279

261

282

267

4,426

NHS Lothian

277

292

282

332

350

480

535

468

388

411

334

383

510

526

432

424

433

498

7,355

NHS Orkney

2

3

1

8

11

3

2

12

14

10

12

7

11

9

38

24

20

23

210

NHS Shetland

3

10

8

5

6

13

10

25

16

6

9

20

19

16

10

20

16

20

232

NHS Tayside

260

243

254

288

336

326

351

330

337

275

284

314

256

246

242

227

290

320

5,179

NHS Western Isles

9

8

2

10

10

14

13

23

27

29

35

58

59

56

43

39

27

26

488

Non-NHS Provider

 

 

3

 

1

1

 

 

1

2

2

3

2

1

 

2

 

1

19

Grand Total

2,157

2,089

2,209

2,382

3,012

3,210

3,556

3,822

3,686

3,540

3,367

3,278

3,297

3,403

3,473

3,134

3,412

3,572

56,599