Research and analysis

Older people who died in hospital: England 2017

Hospital deaths amongst people aged 75 years and older in England in 2017 by age, sex, deprivation, and cause of death.

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Older people who died in hospital: England 2017

Older people who died in hospital: England 2017 - supporting data

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Details

This analysis details the number and characteristics of deaths in hospital amongst people aged 75 years and older, using data from the annual mortality extract, Office for National Statistics (ONS), © Crown copyright 2019, and Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), NHS Digital © Copyright 2019, Re-used with the permission of NHS Digital. All rights reserved.

This report provides information of numbers of deaths in hospital and length of hospital admissions ending in death, by:

  • age
  • sex
  • deprivation
  • cause of death

The supporting data provides the underlying data summaries used for all tables and figures in the document.

This is the third in the ‘palliative and end of life care’ report series from the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network at Public Health England. See Death in people aged 75 years and older in England in 2017 and Palliative and end of life care: hospital deaths 2006 to 2017.

Published 11 October 2019