Patients with dental problems at A&E departments

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Hello,

Please can I request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1) In the financial year 2018-19, how many patients presented at your A&E departments (to include major A&E departments, minor injuries units and walk-in centres) with dental health problems?
Of these:
a) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, how many received treatment at the hospital during that visit?
b) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, can the numbers please be broken down by type of problem e.g. toothache, loss of teeth, bleeding from the mouth.
c) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, can the numbers please be broken down by age of the patient e.g. 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90+
d) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, how many were not registered with an NHS dentist?

2) Can we please get the figures above, but for the following financial years (separately):
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2019-20 to Jan 1st 2020.

If the above request cannot be accommodated within cost limits, please can you provide me with advice and assistance on how I may refine my request.

Kind regards,

Claire Wilde

Foi (THE DUDLEY GROUP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

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Good afternoon

 

Please find attached acknowledgement of your request.

 

I have passed your request onto the Trust’s Information Department.

 

As you can see from the comments below the information you have been
requested can only be provided from 15th May 2019 last year, would this
suffice of would you still like the information from previous years even
though it will not identify whether it is for a dental health condition.

 

 

 

 

1. In the financial year 2018-19, how many patients presented at your A&E
departments (to include major A&E departments, minor injuries units and
walk-in centres) with dental health problems ---

 

OLD AAE clinical coding only lists Facio-maxilliary conditions and
secondary to that Mouth, Jaw and Teeth but we cannot identify if that is a
dental health condition or an injury.

Coding from 15^th May 2019 does list some dental health problems e.g.
dental abscess etc so information can be provided from 15/5 to present
date

 

Of these:

 

a) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, how many
received treatment at the hospital during that visit?  What is meant by
treatment in this context? Admission to hospital or treatment just in ED?
We can say if there was a treatment in ED.

 

b) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, can the numbers
please be broken down by type of problem e.g. toothache, loss of teeth,
bleeding from the mouth.  See response to question 1

 

c)  Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, can the
numbers please be broken down by age of the patient e.g. 0-9, 10-19,
20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90+ 

d) Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, how many were
not registered with an NHS dentist?  -  

 

2) Can we please get the figures above, but for the following financial
years (separately):     -    Subject to the caveats above, yes.

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2019-20 to Jan 1st 2020.

 

 

 

Kind Regards

Information Governance Department

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

 

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