HC Deb 17 June 1997 vol 296 c102W
Mr. Coaker

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many young people between the ages of(a) 11 and 16 and (b) 16 and 25 years (i) are undergoing and (ii) have undergone psychiatric treatment under the NHS; and in each case what were the figures in (1) 1987 and (2) 1992. [3451]

Mr. Boateng

The information available centrally relates to inpatients treated in National Health Service hospitals. The table shows the number of finished consultant episodes where the patient was under the care of a consultant with a main specialty of mental illness. Comparable figures are not available for 1987.

Finished consultant episodes by main specialty of mental illness and age at end of episode
Age at end of episode 1989–90 1991–92 1994–95
11–16 2,830 2,040 2,690
17–25 24,150 23,230 24,890


Hospital Episode Statistics.

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