To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hospital admissions in the last five years they estimate were linked to gambling addiction.
15 October 2018
The volume of finished admissions episodes (FAEs) with a primary or secondary diagnosis of pathological/compulsive gambling for the last five years is shown in the following table.
Source: Hospital Episode Statistics, NHS Digital
A FAE is the first period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FAEs are counted against the year or month in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the period.