Alcohol related hospital admissions can be measured using either a broad or a narrow measure (explained here). The narrow measure is considered more appropriate when assessing trends over time.
Based on a broad measure of alcohol-related hospital admissions:
In 2017/18, there were an estimated 1,171,253 admissions related to alcohol consumption in England, where an alcohol-related disease, injury or condition was the primary reason for hospital admission or a secondary diagnosis—a figure that is 3% higher than 2016/17, and one that represents 7.2% of all hospital admissions.
The rate of admissions for alcohol-related conditions has increased from 2,185 (per 100,000) in 2016/17 to 2,224 (per 100,000) in 2017/18.
Men were more likely to be admitted to hospital with alcohol related diseases, injuries and conditions than women (64.5% vs 35.4% of admissions).
Based on a narrow measure of alcohol-related hospital admissions:
In 2017/18, there were an estimated 337,867 alcohol-related hospital admissions in England where the primary diagnosis or external causes recorded in secondary diagnosis fields were attributable to the consumption of alcohol.
This is similar to the level observed in 2016/17 (337,113) and 2015/16 (339,280), but higher than the number of admissions in 2013/14 (333,010).
People admitted to hospital
In 2017/18, there were 304,073 alcohol-specific hospital admissions in England; 205,623 male and 98,450 female.
Between 2015/16 and 2017/18 for under 18s in England, there were 11,610 alcohol-specific hospital admissions—a rate of 32.9 per 100,000 population.