Incontinence:Written question - 22009

Q
Asked by Jim Shannon
(Strangford)
Asked on: 12 January 2016
Department of Health
Incontinence
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with incontinence in each of the last five years.
A
Answered by: Jane Ellison
Answered on: 20 January 2016

Below are the counts of finished admission episodes with a primary diagnosis of urinary incontinence and faecal incontinence, for the years 2010-11 to 2014-15.


Activity in English National Health Service Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector

Year

Urinary Incontinence

Faecal Incontinence

2010-11

27,797

4,973

2011-12

26,751

5,200

2012-13

24,938

5,768

2013-14

23,498

5,753

2014-15

20,969

5,774


Source: Hospital Episode Statistics, Health and Social Care Information Centre


These data only include diagnoses of incontinence where there was an admission to hospital. There is likely to be other cases where the condition was diagnosed in a primary care setting.


Admissions do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the period.

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