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Patients

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were receiving inpatient treatment on 31 January (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008. (194596)

The figures are shown in the following table.

In-patient waiting lists—January 2005 to January 2008, England

As at 31 January each year

Provider based

Commissioner based

2005

861,971

849,390

2006

791,898

780,987

2007

773,812

754,992

2008

586,971

575,684

Figures on in-patient and out-patient waiting times are routinely published on a monthly basis, a full breakdown is available on the Department's website. Figures for 31 January 2008 were published on 29 February, and are available at:

www.performance.doh.gov.uk/waitingtimes/2007/month/index.html