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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10409: Annie Wells (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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.