Migraine diagnosis (FOI)
Migraine diagnosis (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 04 July 2016.
Can you please tell me how many people in Jersey in the last three years were diagnosed with migraine?
How many were over 16 years old and how many less than 16 years old?
What are the possible treatments were offered by Health Department for patients diagnosed?
A and B
Jersey General Hospital uses diagnosis codes for inpatients only and migraine would likely be coded as a secondary diagnosis, ie not the main cause of the inpatient admission. This would therefore provide a very incomplete view of migraine diagnosis in Jersey which is likely to be completed in a primary care setting, ie GPs and pharmacists, which are not covered by the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
There may be some outpatient activity relating to migraine but these episodes are not centrally coded and would require a manual record trawl. This would require many hundreds of hours of staff time and the information is therefore exempt under the cost limit specified in regulations.
Exemptions and/or refusals applied to this request:
Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.