The proportion of in-patients waiting for elective admission (ordinary admission or day case treatment) in the trauma and orthopaedics specialty that were seen during 2004-05 and 2005-06 in an NHS hospital in Northern Ireland in (a) under three months and (b) under 12 months is provided in the following table:
Under 3 months Under 12 months 2004-05 41.3 76.1 2005-06 38.6 81.5
Under 3 months
Under 12 months
Waiting time is calculated from the original date the decision to admit was made to the actual admission date. Data include in-patients who were medically deferred while waiting and in-patients who self-deferred or did not turn up for a previously arranged admission date.