Number of deaths in Scottish hospitals from 2010 to 2020: FOI release

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

Information requested

A breakdown of the number of deaths in Scottish hospitals each year from 2010 to 2020.


I include a copy of all of the information you requested below:

Year of Registration Deaths in Hospital
2010 30264
2011 29239
2012 29305
2013 28883
2014 28301
2015 29417
2016 28422
2017 28621
2018 28604
2019 27860
2020 27965

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