Provisional figures for hospital admissions 2015-16 for anaphylaxis and allergies in England have been published. The figures are compared to those from previous years since 2011/12 and show a year-on-year increase for both anaphylaxis and allergies. The source of the figures is Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), NHS Digital.
The figures are provisional only and may therefore be incomplete or contain errors. They are also likely to be lower than those generated for the same period in the final data set.
Provisional data for admissions with a primary diagnosis of a food allergy, by patient sex and month have also been published for 2015-16. The source of these figures is the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Health and Social Care Information Centre.
Admissions do not represent the number of patients, rather the number of admission episodes as a person may have more than one admission within the period.
These figures continue to show the importance of our Anaphylaxis Information Matters – AIM Campaign which has been running throughout this year and aims to drive greater awareness of the risks associated with severe allergies, which can lead to anaphylaxis and death. We also want to educate people who feel they, or someone they care for has an allergy, so they know what questions and information to give to their GP and they understand their pathway of care once they have been diagnosed, tools and resources to enable this will be launched later this year.
These figures are totals of “A Count of the number of Finished Admission Episodes (FAEs)1, split by Hospital Provider2 3, with a primary diagnosis4 of Anaphylactic shock6. For the years 2011-12 to 2015-167 8.”
These figures are totals of “A Count of the number of Finished Admission Episodes (FAEs)1, split by Hospital Provider2 3, with a primary diagnosis4 of Allergies5. For the years 2011-12 to 2015-167 8.
The figures in red are provisional.
|8. Provisional data|
|The data are provisional and may be incomplete or contain errors for which no adjustments have yet been made. Counts produced from provisional data are likely to be lower than those generated for the same period in the final data set. This shortfall will be most pronounced in the final month of the latest period, ie November from the (month 9) April to November extract. It is also probable that clinical data are not complete, which may in particular affect the last two months of any given period. There may also be errors due to coding inconsistencies that have not yet been investigated and corrected.|