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Hospital Patients

Volume 35: debated on Wednesday 19 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, for the last year for which figures are available, what were the numbers of people (a) treated in hospital, (b) attending hospitals, (c) who were outpatients at accident and emergency departments and (d) who were outpatients at outpatient departments.

The number of individual patients who receive some form of hospital treatment is not recorded. In 1981, in England, there were 5·76 million discharges and deaths of hospital in-patients, 0·71 million day case attendances, 13·31 million attendances at accident and emergency departments and 35·6 million attendances at out-patient departments.