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In-Patients

Volume 130: debated on Monday 21 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will list for each year since 1979 the average length of in-patient stay in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland;(2) what was the average length of stay in acute hospitals for each year since 1979 in England, Wales and Scotland.

[pursuant to her reply, 4 March 1988, c. 747]: I regret that, although a table was mentioned in my previous reply, it had been omitted in error. The table is as follows:

Average length of stay, by sector, National Health Service hospitals in England
YearAcuteGeriatricMaternity
19799·377·56·0
19808·870·15·7
19818·666·15·5
19828·662·35·3
19838·157·15·1
19847·852·64·8
19857·647·84·6
19867·344·84·4