Alcohol Related Hospital Statistics Scotland

Alcohol-related hospital statistics (ARHS) provide an annual update to figures on the alcohol-related inpatient and day case activity taking place within general acute hospitals and psychiatric hospitals in Scotland.

All publications and supporting material to this topic area can be found on the ISD Scotland - Drug and Alcohol Misuse Website.

Open Data to this topic is also available on the Scottish Governments open data portal for official statistics

The date of the next release can be found on our list of forthcoming publications.

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Kilde SMR01 (Scottish Morbidity Records 01) is the source for general acute inpatient and day case hospital activity for specialties other than mental health, maternity, neonatal and geriatric long-stay. SMR04 (Scottish Morbidity Records 04) is the source for psychiatric inpatient and day case hospital activity.
Forfatter Drug and Alcohol Team
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Last Updated Februar 28, 2023, 09:31 (GMT)
Oprettet Januar 25, 2018, 10:44 (GMT)
Contact Address Drug and Alcohol Team, Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject Alcohol Misuse
Frequency Annually
Time frame of data and timeliness General acute hospital (SMR01): National summary figures for period 01/04/1981 to 31/03/2019. Detailed breakdowns for period 01/04/1997 to 31/03/2018. Psychiatric hospital (SMR04) 01/04/1997 to 31/03/2019.
Coverage General acute hospitals and psychiatric hospitals in Scotland.
Completeness Details of data submission issues are available on the SMR completeness webpage (
Accuracy Quality checks are conducted by PHS. Figures are compared to previously published data and expected trends.
Continuity of data In 1997, ISD moved from using the 9th revision to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The change introduced a number of new alcohol-related codes. However, mapping of codes from the ninth revision to the tenth revision is not exact and therefore the longer trends (back to 1981/82) are only used for reporting on ‘all’ alcohol codes combined, and time trends for individual alcohol-related conditions start in 1997/98.
Concepts and definitions Patients with multiple alcohol related diagnoses are only counted once in aggregated ICD groups but counted in each category where the categories are listed. More definitions at:
Disclosure The PHS Statistical Disclosure Protocol is followed.
Revision statement All data are revised annually to reflect any changes to analysis and to ensure the most complete information is presented. Data for the most recent financial year are provisional and may be subject to change in forthcoming releases. Minor revisions of this nature are often due to incomplete data returns at the time of previous publication.
Official statistics designation National Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Relevant to understanding Alcohol misuse in Scotland. Statistics will be used for policy making and service planning.
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