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S5W-10953: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 25 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-25921 by Jamie Hepburn on 12 June 2015, whether it will provide data for (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 13 September 2017

This information has been collected by Information Services Division.

The numbers of patients under 18 who were discharged from Scottish hospitals with a main diagnosis of eating disorders and eating disorder-related conditions (ICD-10 code F50) for the financial years 2014-15 and 2015-16 are shown in Table 1. Please note that the figures for the Financial year 2016-17 have not been published yet and are therefore currently unavailable.

Table 1: The number of patients1 under 18 years old2 discharged from acute (SMR01) and psychiatric (SMR04)3 hospitals in Scotland4 with a main diagnosis5 of eating disorders6, Financial Years 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Age Group

Number of Patients for Financial Year 2014-15

Number of Patients for Financial Year 2015-16

5-13

26

22

14-17

66

57

Source: SMR01 and SMR04, ISD Scotland.