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Hospital Patients

Volume 129: debated on Thursday 10 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has any plans to introduce a national standard system for logging hospital admission refusals and unexpected re-admissions; and if he will make a statement.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report the number of patients transferred from private hospitals or beds to complete their treatment under the National Health Service each year from 1979.

This information was not collected centrally prior to April 1987. Information on the source of admission of patients admitted to NHS hospitals during 1987–88 will be available centrally early in 1989.