Hospital admissions data - by local authority

Category: | Source: South West Public Health Observatory

June 2012

The South West Public Health Observatory (SWPHO) provide two sets of data on deaths and hospital admissions.

The most recently produced detailed injury profiles allow easy comparisons between English local authorities for deaths and hospital admissions using their InstantAtlasTM tool. The results can be filtered by region and other geographic indicators.

The profiles, which generally draw on data from 2008 onwards, present information on some specific types of injuries, including land transport, falls, poisonings, drownings, fire and burn injuries, and head injuries. However, not all analyses are available for children and young people. The data behind the InstantAtlasTM displays is easily accessible.

The second set of data from SWPHO also provides emergency hospital admissions data (numbers and rates) as a result of injury for under 18s by local authority area in England from 2003/4 to 2009/10.

It does not break the data down by age group or the type of event, and combines data for unintentional and deliberate injuries to children. This is helpful in so far as the new Public Health Outcomes Framework includes an indicator for hospital admissions caused by unintentional and deliberate injuries in under 18s.

We know that, nationally, hospital admissions due to unintentional injuries are far higher than hospital admissions due to deliberate injuries. For admissions for under 15s, approximately 89% are a result of unintentional injury.

Updated June 2013