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Hospital Episode Statistics

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were treated on an elective inpatient or daycase basis in each year since 1990-91, as recorded in the hospital episodes statistics database; and how many of these patients were counted for the purposes of collecting official Korner waiting time data in each financial year since 1990-91. (106142)

The table shows the number of admissions in each year since 1990-91, as recorded in the hospital episodes statistics database, split by ordinary and day case. Unless suspended from the waiting list for medical or social reasons, each patient will have appeared in the month-end Korner statistics for every month-end at which they were waiting for admission.

Count of finished in-year admission episodes from waiting list and booked cases broken down by day cases and ordinary admissions, national health service hospitals, England 1990-91 to 2005-06

Patient Classification

Day Case

Ordinary

1990-91

1,128,482

2,069,642

1991-92

1,362,905

2,205,398

1992-93

1,617,067

2,121,573

1993-94

1,891,373

2,028,213

1994-95

2,210,997

1,991,373

1995-96

2,409,879

1,954,978

1996-97

2,500,403

1,813,165

1997-98

2,631,499

1,743,742

1998-99

2,848,872

1,722,393

1999-2000

2,773,702

1,613,654

2000-01

2,705,370

1,570,080

2001-02

2,591,721

1,512,387

2002-03

2,672,701

1,557,842

2003-04

2,671,407

1,569,844

2004-05

2,652,106

1,512,169

2005-06

2,809,335

1,539,366

Notes:

1. A finished in-year admission is the first period on in-patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider, excluding admissions beginning before 1 April at the start of the data year. Please note that admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.

2. Figures are grossed for coverage.

Source:

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES).

The Information Centre for health and social care