A National Statistics Publication for Scotland
The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
Designation can be interpreted to mean that the statistics: meet identified user needs; are produced, managed and disseminated to high standards; and are explained well.
Further information about Official and National Statistics can be found on the UK Statistics Authority website at www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk
Correspondence and enquiries
Enquiries on this publication should be addressed to:
Andrew Paterson, Health and Social Care Analysis
Telephone: 0131 244 3201;
For general enquiries about Scottish Government statistics please contact:
Office of the Chief Statistician,
Telephone: 0131 244 0442,
How to access background or source data
The data collected for this statistical publication are available in more detail through www.statistics.gov.uk.
Complaints and suggestions
If you are not satisfied with our service, please write to the Chief Statistician, 3WR, St Andrews House, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG, Telephone: (0131) 244 0302, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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