Reference 2016-388

REF:            2016-388

Subject:        Mental health disorders in A&E

    

 

Request:

How many mental health referrals were made in the Accident and Emergency Department for patients suffering from suspected mental health disorders over the last three years?

Fom 1stJanuary 2013 – 31st December 2013.

From 1st January 2014 – 31st December 2014.

From 1st January 2015 – 31st December 2015.

From 1st January 2016 – 10th July 2016

In addition, if you have the figures could you include the reason for the referral in each of those time periods; for example, suicide attempt, self-harm, psychotic episode etc.

 

 

Response:

Unfortunately we cannot complete this request as this level of coding is not recorded at A&E attendance.

Patients would just have a generic code such as behavioural problems.

 

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