HC Deb 10 March 1999 vol 327 c297W
Mr. Edward Davey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were admitted to accident and emergency departments suffering from paracetamol poisoning in each year since 1996–97. [75013]

Mr. Hutton

[holding answer 9 March 1999]: Available information is given in the table. Poisonings by paracetamol are not separately identified.

Number of admissions (ordinary admissions and day cases combined) via an accident and emergency department with a primary diagnosis of poisoning by 4-Aminophenol derivatives (including paracetamol).

National Health Service hospitals, England
Poisoning by 4-Aminophenol derivates 1
1996–97 25,874
1997–98 28,499
1ICD10 code T39.1 Poisoning by 4-Aminophenol derivatives.


Figures are provisional, no adjustments have been made for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed).


Department of Health, Hospital Episode Statistics.