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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL3873, tabled on 9 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were hospitalised in England as a result of gambling in each of the last five years.

Answered on

23 November 2021

The information is not available in the format requested. There are a very small number of patients identified as being admitted to hospital through gambling-related diagnoses as the primary diagnosis which NHS Digital publishes in an online format.

However, gambling will often be recorded as a secondary diagnosis which may be a contributory factor towards another diagnosis. In many cases patients will present in through accident and emergency settings. However, data on such patients is not collected in the format requested.