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National Health Service

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the total number of patients treated within the National Health Service in (a) 1974, (b) 1979 and (c) 1983 and at the latest date for which figures are available.

Information on individual patients treated is not available centrally. The available information on the main hospital services is given in the table:

NHS Hospitals, England(Thousands)
Inpatient cases5,1725,4006,0196,178
Day cases450592813903
Total outpatient attendances33,35234,10036,52037,043
Total Accident and emergency attendances12,92113,21913,60313,769