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Musculoskeletal Disorders: Waiting Lists

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of (a) admitted and (b) non-admitted patients were treated within 18 weeks following GP referral in each month since January 2007 in the (i) orthopaedic and (ii) rheumatology specialty, broken down by strategic health authority area; and what the (A) mean and (B) median length of time from referral to treatment was for a patient in the (1) orthopaedic and (2) rheumatology specialty in each month since January 2007, broken down by strategic health authority area. (249247)

The data have been placed in the Library.

Figures have been provided on a commissioner basis, as this is the basis against which the national referral to treatment targets are being measured. Figures on mean waiting times have not been calculated as the distribution of waits in the final time band is not known.