§ Lady Olga Maitland
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were registered as suffering from schizophrenia in (a) 1986 and (b) 1991–92.
§ Mr. Yeo
There is no requirement to register patients suffering from schizophrenia. The table gives the number of admissions to hospitals in England in 1986 and 1989–90, the latest year for which the quality of information permits publication, where a diagnosis of schizophrenia was made.
Number of hospital admissions in England for patients with schizophrenia 1986 (Mental Health Enquiry) and 1989–90 Hospital Episode Statistics) Admissions 1986 29,419 1989–90 38,180