Health and Community Care

HospitalThis section contains statistics and links to sources of data on the health of people in Scotland, and NHS and Local Authority data on the provision and use of health and community care services in Scotland. More detailed statistics on health, including NHS costs and workforce, can be obtained from Information Services Division of NHS Scotland. The Scottish Public Health Observatory is also a useful source of data on public health in Scotland.

You may browse directly our Publications or Datasets list for specific information, or use the High Level Trends to view a brief overview of some of our key statistics.

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The Statistical News Releases page includes those releases related to the Health and Community Care topic.

Statistics Topic

Featured High Level Trend

Mortality Rates

Mortality rates from Scotland's 'big 3 killers'- cancer, coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke- are declining and stem from the impact of lifestyle improvements and improved health care.

 

The overall premature mortality rate in under 75s has dropped by 34%, from 507 per 100,000 in 1995 to 336 per 100,000 in 2012. This reflects a cumulative decline in cancer (25%), CHD (65%) and stroke (62%) mortality rates between 1995 and 2012.

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Health and Community Care statistics in more detail

More detailed statistics on health, including NHS costs and workforce, can be obtained from Information Services Division of NHS Scotland.

Publications
Recent statistical publications on Health and Community Care, including background information, and other selected sources

Datasets
Information across the whole range of health and social care services for adults in Scotland

Data Suppliers
Guidance and forms for our data suppliers

Consultation - ScotStat
Consultation and planning arrangements for Health and Community Care statistical collections

Related Areas and Links
Associated areas on the Scottish Government website, and other key links for further information

Contacts
Our contact information