Date lodged: 20 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many people attended A&E departments in each year since 2011-12 where the primary diagnosis was a psychiatric condition.
Answered by: Shona Robison 15 August 2017
There is variation and incompleteness in the recording of diagnoses in A&E. This means that it is not possible to produce accurate national reporting of trends in attendances due to psychiatric conditions. In 2016-17, around 3.8% of those attendances with a valid diagnosis code related to a psychiatric condition.