Alcohol Related Hospital Statistics Scotland
Data and Resources
ARHS by Age & GenderCSV
Data on alcohol related hospital statistics by Gender (Male/Female/All) and...
ARHS by DeprivationCSV
Data on alcohol related hospital statistics by Deprivation (SIMD deciles)....
ARHS by Council AreaCSV
Data on alcohol related hospital statistics by Council Areas. The Scotland...
ARHS by Health BoardsCSV
Data on alcohol related hospital statistics by Health Board of Residence. The...
This file contains the ICD-10 codes (International Statistical Classification...
|Source||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.|
|Author||Drug and Alcohol Team|
|Last Updated||February 1, 2022, 09:31 (GMT)|
|Created||January 25, 2018, 10:44 (GMT)|
|Contact Address||Drug and Alcohol Team, Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB|
|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 (http://www.isdscotland.org/Products-and-Services/Data-Support-and-Monitoring/SMR-Completeness/).|
|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: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Hospital-Care/|
|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.|