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In-Patient Episodes

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 4 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital in-patient episodes lasted longer than (a) 6 weeks and (b) 13 weeks in the last year for which figures are available. [109941]

There were a total 12,357,320 finished hospital in-patient consultant episodes in National Health Service hospitals in England in 2001–02. Of these, 195,762 lasted more than six weeks of which 55,347 lasted more than 13 weeks.

Figures given above have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data.