§ Mr. Jamieson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated in hospitals for overdoses of paracetamol in each year since 1990.
§ Mr. Bowis
Information is not available in the form requested. The "Hospital Episode Statistics" include paracetamol poisonings as part of the classification "Aromatic Analgesics not elsewhere classified (diagnostic code International Classification of Diseases 965.4)". The number of finished consultant episodes in this category for the years since 1990 are shown in the table.
Finished Consultant Episodes, Diagnostic Code ICD 965.4 Year Number of Episodes(Thousands) 1989–90 28.0 1990–91 30.3 1991–92 28.4
Statistics for 1992–93 and 1993–94 are not yet available.