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Self-harm

Question for Department of Health

UIN HL782, tabled on 2 July 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, aged over 18 received hospital treatment for self-harm in each year since 2010.

Answered on

14 July 2014

The following table shows the count of finished episodes with a cause of self-harm in males and females over the age of 18 in the years from 2010 to 2013:

Count of finished admission episodeswith a cause code of self-harm and a count of accident and emergency attendances (excluding planned attendances) with a patient group of deliberate self-harm for (1) females 18 and over, and (2) males 18 and over for 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13.

Activity in English National Health Service hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector

Year

Accident and emergency attendances

Finished admission episodes

Male

Female

Male

Female

2010-11

45,270

52,022

41,974

55,315

2011-12

49,022

55,516

42,683

55,376

2012-13

45,988

51,128

40,542

51,692

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Health and Social Care Information Centre