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NHS Treatment

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) elective hospital admissions, (b) first out-patient attendances following general practitioner referral and (c) consultant-led first out-patient attendances there were in the NHS in each year between 1990-91 and 2005-06. (75435)

Data from 1996-97 onwards are shown in the table. Data for the earlier years are not available on the same basis.

Thousand

Elective hospital admissions1

First out-patient (OP) attendances following general practitioner referral2

Consultant-led first OP attendances3

1996-97

4,364

7,565

11,294

1997-98

4,450

7,609

11,529

1998-99

4,869

7,533

11,778

1999-2000

4,934

7,710

12,136

2000-01

5,045

7,938

12,466

2001-02

5,080

8,016

12,613

2002-03

5,308

8,073

12,879

2003-04

5,492

8,086

13,431

2004-05

5,607

7,980

13,370

2005-06

5,691

8,118

13,727

Sources:

1 Heath Authority Monitoring and Monthly Monitoring, commissioner-based.

2 QM08, provider-based.

3 KH09, QMOP and QM08, provider-based.