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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-21700: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 18 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many people it estimates have advanced Parkinson’s disease.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 27 February 2019

The information requested is not held centrally. However, the number of hospital discharges where a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease was recorded, per year, for the last 10 years in Scotland, is available.

Note that the same person may be counted more than once in these figures, and that they do not include patients with Parkinson’s disease who were not admitted to hospital during this period.

Number of discharges from an acute hospital with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease recorded, by year, Scotland, 2009-18*.

Year of Discharge

Discharges

    

2009

4,094

    

2010

4,175

    

2011

4,414

    

2012

4,626

    

2013

4,478

    

2014

4,578

    

2015

4,611

    

2016

4,772

    

2017

4,580

    

 

2018*

3,353

          

* Please note that the data for 2018 includes patients discharged from hospital between January 1st, 2018 and September 30th, 2018.

  

Source: ISD Scotland, SMR01

Date extracted: February 2019