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Surgery

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were carried out in NHS hospitals in each of the last five years. (147007)

The table shows the count of finished consultant episodes from 2001-02 to 2005-06.

Count of finished consultant episodes with an operation (opcs-4 codes between A01-X59 or and (operation code not known))

Data year

Count of FCE with operation

2001-02

6,467,642

2002-03

6,622,992

2003-04

6,780,919

2004-05

6,852,064

2005-06

7,221,638

Source:

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for health and social care.