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Hospital admissions due to dogs and other mammals: new figures released

28 May 2015: New figures on NHS hospital admissions for injuries caused by dogs, rats and other mammals (including horses, foxes and cats) are released today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

*Regional information is available within this report

Today's analysis covers Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) Admitted Patient Care data from March 2014 to February 2015 inclusive and examines the total number and rate of admissions in England compared to the previous 12 month period.

Data are presented by age and gender and also consider the types of injuries sustained, such as open wounds and fractures. Regional analysis, which includes urban versus rural areas, is to NHS Area Team and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) level.

Today's analysis can be viewed at: http://www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/hesapr14feb15

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Notes to editors

1. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was established on April 1 2013 as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB). It is England's trusted data source, delivering high quality information and IT systems to drive better patient services, care and outcomes. Its work includes publishing more than 220 statistical publications annually; providing a range of specialist data services; managing informatics projects and programmes and developing and assuring national systems against appropriate contractual, clinical safety and information standards.

2. Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) are compiled from data sent by more than 300 NHS trusts in England and from approximately 200 independent sector organisations for activity commissioned by the English NHS. The HSCIC liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies. While this brings about improvement over time, some shortcomings remain. Figures refer to recorded admissions and are reliant upon the accurate and complete recording of cause of hospital admission. Submissions from the independent sector in particular have improved significantly in recent years.

3. For media enquires or interview requests please contact media@hscic.gov.uk or telephone 0300 30 33 888. Please note the change to our media line number.

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