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In-Patients

Volume 130: debated on Monday 28 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give the average length of time spent in hospital by (a) each private pay-bed patient and (b) each National Health Service patient; and if he will break this figure down by each specialty and for each region and the special health authorities.

[holding answer 1 March 1988]: I am sorry I cannot give the hon. Member all the information he seeks. The numbers in the central data sample are too small for reliable estimates to be made for private patients at regional level. The available information is given in the following table: all figures are for 1985.

National Health Service Patients

England

Northern RHA

Yorkshire RHA

Trent RHA

East Anglia RHA

North West Thames RHA

North East Thames RHA

South East Thames RHA

South West Thames RHA

—Mean duration of stay17·316·419·015·819·815·521·513·713·8
Geriatric medicine—Est. No.358,54018,62043,78039,52018,14020,59023,19028,73016,940
—Mean duration of stay50·161·939·845·646·156·671·244·049·8
Units for younger disabled—Est. No.5,2002908201,010240330420360320
—Mean duration of stay65·049·213·749·0105·375·646·7300·114·3
General surgery—Est. No.456,67063,05071,67091,71041,32066,90081,92080,92052,720
—Mean duration of stay7·07·97·26·56·48·17·56·96·7
Ear, Nose and Throat—Est. No.264,30018,39022,29024,49012,56016,25023,77021,06013,370
—Mean duration of stay3·43·13·13·42·63·63·63·43·3
Orthopaedic surgery—Est. No.506,76032,16045,55045,98017,36033,42036,87036,87025,800
—Mean duration of stay11·011·810·111·99·911·612·912·011·5
Ophthalmology—Est. No.138,8609,65014,15012,9506,8407,7507,96010,3807,270
—Mean duration of stay5·34·46·05·75·15·96·15·65·1
Radiotherapy—Est. No.58,9003,2602,5907,2802,8304,9906,5502,7201,940
—Mean duration of stay10·07·512·511·911·29·910·211·37·6
Urology—Est. No.149,5008,79015,18012,5109,0107,63016,03015,4606,880
—Mean duration of stay6·46·16·55·75·56·46·96·76·6
Plastic surgery—Est. No.53,5506,0304,9504,7402,5503,4502,2502,9102,000
—Mean duration of stay7·25·56·57·67·27·06·37·16·7
Thoracic surgery—Est. No.40,4302,0204,1603,8101,2403,2102,2003,190700
—Mean duration of stay11·110·210·212·78·313·212·110·610·4
Oral surgery—Est. No.87,3303,6607,9106,5104,6008,0207,9107,6804,680
—Mean duration of stay2·22·31·92·02·12·72·42·42·2
Orthodontics—Est. No.3402030105020
—Mean duration of stay4·03·51·02·01·22·0
Neurosurgery—Est. No.29,3502,2003,2002,0901,8906002,2101,0601,880
—Mean duration of stay11·719·28·113·89·37·815·810·09·7
Gynaecology—Est. No.566,30034,10043,57061,08024,04039,55052,61043,40027,820
—Mean duration of stay3·94·04·43·73·84·14·13·74·2
Special care baby unit—Est. No.61,2403,8605,9705,1602,0804,9704,8404,7503,190
—Mean duration of stay11·09·010·712·910·18·711·811·710·4
General practitioner (other)—Est. No.91,7405,6104,6407,2604,0102,4503,6005,6805,440
—Mean duration of stay18·720·014·316·514·238·519·215·927·1
General practitioner (dental)—Est. No.8001020580
—Mean duration of stay1·61·02·01·4
All other specialist units—Est. No.183,97011,75023,23012,9205,78012,56014,01021,0904,010
—Mean duration of stay7·86·07·06·07·17·415·910·25·0

National Health Service patients

Private patients

Wessex RHA

Oxford RHA

South Western RHA

West Midlands RHA

Mersey RHA

North Western RHA

Special health authorities

England

General medicine—Est. No.45,65040,02050,46094,70050,69049,3305,0104,620
—Mean duration of stay9·58·3909·710·39·66·87·2
Paediatrics—Est. No.13,41017,26022,27037,03021,22038,5301,830350
—Mean duration of stay6·83·63·13·53·73·95·57·6
Infectious diseases—Est. No.405407701,1207602,07080
—Mean duration of stay9·86·98·47·410·08·56·0
Thoracic medicine—Est. No.2,1402,6602,9707,1402,8404,0408,310840
—Mean duration of stay11·511·311·211·812·613·53·45·2
Dermatology—Est. No.1,0507501,2302,8709501,570170100
—Mean duration of stay25·923·214·320·321·220·76·615·7
Neurology—Est. No.1,7802,8102,2805,3501,9804,2402,8901,100
—Mean duration of stay11·419·212·010·57·610·310·66·0
Cadiology—Est. No.1,6801,8803906,4403,1605,8004,5701,250
—Mean duration of stay8·56·66·56·98·06·67·83·9
Rehabilitation—Est. No.6803903011031070
—Mean duration of stay20·229·163·334·978·4_—12·4
Genito·urinary medicine—Est. No.409030
—Mean duration of stay1·53·02·7
Rheumatology—Est. No.2,1302,0001,2602,3007603,920270320
—Mean duration of stay23·013·716·616·916·818·58·912·4
Geriatric medicine—Est. No.14,88014,60023,10035,21019,58041,150710140
—Mean duration of stay50·745·042·468·357·037·951·219·9
Units for younger disabled—Est. No.601030032023049010
—Mean duration of stay11·719·033·3150·318·735·21·0
General surgery—Est. No.49,89047,27060,29096,92050,31097,4704,31011,920
—Mean duration of stay6·65·76·46·67·97·08·75·8
Ear, nose and throat—Est. No.14,68014,53015,34027,51011,00027,7201,2405,950
—Mean duration of stay4·02·63·53·53·98·23·12·7

National Health Service patients

Private patients

Wessex RHA

Oxford RHA

South Western RHA

West Midlands RHA

Mersey RHA

North Western RHA

Special health authorities

England

Orthopaedic surgery—Est. No.30,94032,02031,85064,86025,65045,3202,1107,310
—Mean duration of stay10·57·910·510·012·111·29·16·6
Opthalmology—Est. No.7,6805,0109,10013,8006,52013,9908,8104,750
—Mean duration of stay5·14·35·55·45·55·64·03·1
Radiotherapy—Est. No.2,7902,8006,1105,4603,9704,4601,1501,160
—Mean duration of stay11·98·38·56·012·112·28·16·8
Urology—Est. No.7,2103,4508,28016,1105,23016,2706,4602,840
—Mean duration of stay5·75·26·86·57·56·67·75·5
Plastic surgery—Est. No.2,2004,8203,7904,8602,8805,480640890
—Mean duration of stay10·87·38·87·95·48·05·84·2
Thoracic surgery—Est. No.1,0502503,2004,5401,6706,5102,6801,770
—Mean duration of stay7·29·410·210·69·411·812·69·5
Oral surgery—Est. No.4,8804,3306,1607,9103,8109,0702002,050
—Mean duration of stay2·31·72·12·02·62·42·61·7
Orthodontics—Est. No.1205010
—Mean duration of stay1·711·52·0
Neurosurgery—Est. No.7001,4202,3603,3202,1003,2001,1201,220
—Mean duration of stay9·08·88·710·010·813·319·29·2
Gynaecology—Est. No.29,80029,15034,37057,24025,96058,0105,5507,090
—Mean duration of stay3·93·33·74·04·64·03·83·9
Special care baby unit—Est. No.2,9502,6902,4407,8003,9805,940620100
—Mean duration of stay9·913·612·99·89·811·824·39·6
General practitioner (other)—Est. No.10,1707,98020,27010,4102,5601,660120
—Mean duration of stay17·520·317·417·620·121·810·8
General practitioner (dental)—Est. No.601011010
—Mean duration of stay1·82·02·33·0
All other specialist units—Est. No.7,1301,01012,0105,91030,58016,56015,4203,580
—Mean duration of stay5·715·95·38·15·86·08·88·4