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Decrease in delayed discharges from hospital, figures and calculations: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
11 Dec 2018
Decrease in delayed discharges from hospital, figures and calculations: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03348  
Date received: 9 November 2018 
Date responded: 10 December 2018
 
Information requested
 
At FMQ in Holyrood yesterday the FM stated in the official report "There has been a decrease of 37 per cent in delayed discharge since 2006"
Please provide:
  1. A link to the ISD official statistics publications that were used to calculate the 37% reduction 2006 to 2018.
  2. The exact figures used in 2006, and the current year, to calculate this 37% reduction, and how the calculation was completed to arrive at a 37% reduction.
 
Response
 
1. The recording of bed days lost to delay only began in 2012. Figures prior to that date are broad estimates based on the snapshot census data.

2. In 2014/15 a total of 623,438 bed days were lost to delayed discharges. Based on the attached calculations paper we estimated that in 2006 there were an additional 170,465 bed days lost – approximately 790,000 bed days in total. Comparing this figure with the total of 494,123 bed days lost in 2017/18 produces the decrease of 37%.
 
3. The attached paper also includes a link to the officials ISD statistics used in the calculations.
 
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foi-18-03348 Information requested

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