High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Emergency Repeat Admission to Hospital
The percentage of people in Scotland aged over 65 who were admitted as an emergency inpatient more than once in a single year had been in recent years showing a gradual increase. The latest figure for 2010 is 4.9% which for the first time shows a slight decrease from 5.1% in 2009.
The Scottish Government has established a National Indicator to reduce the proportion of people aged 65 or over admitted as emergency inpatients 2 or more times in a single year. This indicator reflects the priority of improving the health for over 65's in addition to more proactive care and management of conditions in the community.
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Source: ISD, Linked SMR01 records
Note: This includes all acute hospital admissions but excludes admission to psychiatric and geriatric long stay hospital facilities