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Hospitals: Admissions

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 288, tabled on 11 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of patients who have been discharged using Discharge to Assess model since the passing of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and (b) number of those patients who have been readmitted to hospital within 30 days.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

18 May 2021

Since the passing of the Coronavirus Act 2020, the number of patients who have been discharged using the Discharge to Assess model is 4 million patients. However, data on the number of patients who have been readmitted to hospital within 30 days is not held centrally.

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