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Medical Treatments: Statistics

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when and by whom the decision was taken that the statistics published on 8 November on referral to treatment times would include data on non-admitted patients. (165691)

The decision to publish referral to treatment data for non-admitted patients was made on 19 October. The date of publication was dependent on these data being of sufficient quality.

The Department’s Director-General for NHS Finance, Performance and Operations, made the decision to publish these data on 8 November.