Relative Index of Inequality

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Data describing inequality across the population of Scotland for patients, discharges, and hospital residents. A higher number indicates greater inequality in the most deprived quintile compared to the least deprived quintile relative to the mean, i.e., it shows how much more likely people from the most deprived quintile are to experience inpatient mental health care compared to people from the least deprived quintile in that year.

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Column Type Label Description
FinancialYear text Financial years start on 1 April and end on 31 March. For example, financial year 2017/2018 covers the period 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018.
Country text 9-digit code for NHS Scotland as a whole.

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Dataset text The data source that is reported from. SMR01 covers non-psychiatric records and SMR04 covers psychiatric records. Total covers both groups.
DatasetQF text Qualifier for Dataset

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Discharges numeric The relative index of inequality (RII) is used to quantify the relative inequality gap by taking into consideration the number of discharges for all of the deprivation quintiles and the population size of each quintile. A hospital discharge marks the end of an episode of care. Discharges include deaths, transfers to other specialties/significant facilities and hospitals, and discharges home or to other regular place of residence.

RII information

DischargesQF text Qualifier for Discharges

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Patients numeric The relative index of inequality (RII) is used to quantify the relative inequality gap by taking into consideration the number of patients for all of the deprivation quintiles and the population size of each quintile. A patient is defined as an individual discharged from hospital (including as a transfer out) at least once during the financial year. Regardless of how many times they have been discharged during the financial year, patients are counted only once in each financial year at the Scotland level. However, if their SIMD quintile changes during the year as a result of moving to a different data zone, they will be counted more than once.

RII information

PatientsQF text Qualifier for Patients

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Residents text The relative index of inequality (RII) is used to quantify the relative inequality gap by taking into consideration the number of hospital residents for all of the deprivation quintiles and the population size of each quintile. A hospital resident is an individual who is an inpatient at midnight on 31 March, before the beginning of the next financial year (1 April). Although the term 'hospital resident' is used for simplicity, some people will be looked after in care homes (under contract to the local NHS Board).

RII information

ResidentsQF text Qualifier for Residents

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Data last updated November 23, 2021
Metadata last updated September 10, 2019
Created September 10, 2019
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