Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229)

Ciaran Lynch

Question:

222. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Health the number of full and partial lower limb amputations that were carried out in 2013; the number of these patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15525/14]

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Ciaran Lynch

Question:

223. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Health the number of patients, by county, treated for foot ulcerations which did not require a full or partial limb amputation in 2013; the number of those patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15526/14]

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Ciaran Lynch

Question:

224. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Health the number of patients under the age of 65 years, by county, treated for foot ulcerations which did not require a full or partial limb amputation in 2013; the number of those patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15537/14]

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Ciaran Lynch

Question:

225. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Health the number of full and partial lower limb amputations that were carried out in 2013, by county, on persons under 65 years of age; the number of those patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15538/14]

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Ciaran Lynch

Question:

226. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Health the number of bed days required by patients treated for foot ulcerations which did not require a full or partial limb amputation in the years 2011 to 2013, inclusive; the number of those patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15539/14]

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Ciaran Lynch

Question:

227. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital bed days required by patients, by county, treated for foot ulcerations which did not require a full or partial limb amputation in the years 2011 to 2013, inclusive; the number of those patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15540/14]

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Ciaran Lynch

Question:

228. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital bed days required by patients undergoing full and partial lower limb amputation procedures in the years 2011 to 2013, inclusive, by county, on persons under 65 years of age; the number of these patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15541/14]

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Ciaran Lynch

Question:

229. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital bed days required by patients, by county, under 65 years of age treated for foot ulcerations which did not require a full or partial limb amputation in the years 2011 to 2013, inclusive; the number of those patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15542/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 222 to 229, inclusive, together.

The information requested by the deputy is detailed in the link below - Source: Hospital Inpatient Enquiry (HIPE).[<ahref="/debates%20authoring/webattachments.nsf/0/D4356F2C0228D7F780257CAF0030B8CE/$File/Composite%20PQ%20tables%201st%20April%202014.xlsx?openelement">Limb Amputation</a>]

Notes:

Data refer to discharges from publicly funded acute hospitals; private hospitals are not included.

* HIPE Data for 2013 are incomplete; discharges continue to be added to the database. It is estimated that the coverage is in excess of 95%, however this varies among hospitals. Therefore caution should be exercised in interpreting these data, as they will be subject to revisions in the coming months.

Where the number of cases is between 1 and 4, cases are displayed as '<5' and the associated bed days are not displayed for confidentiality reasons.

Data refer to the following ICD-10-AM / ACHI Diagnoses and Procedure codes:

- Diabetes: E10 (Type 1 diabetes mellitus), E11 (Type 2 diabetes mellitus), E13 (Other specified diabetes mellitus), E14 (Unspecified diabetes mellitus)

- Foot Ulcers: L97 (Ulcer of lower limb, not elsewhere classified), E10.73 (Type 1 diabetes mellitus with foot ulcer due to multiple causes), E11.73 (Type 2 diabetes mellitus with foot ulcer due to multiple causes), E13.73 (Other specified diabetes mellitus with foot ulcer due to multiple causes), E14.73 (Unspecified diabetes mellitus with foot ulcer due to multiple causes)

- Lower Limb Amputations: ACHI Block 1484 (Amputation of pelvis or hip), Block 1533 (Amputation of ankle or foot), 44367-01 (Disarticulation at knee), 44367-02 (Amputation below knee). Note that these procedure codes include amputation of toes.

For the purposes of bed day calculations, day cases and same-day inpatients were assigned a length of stay of 0.5 days.