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Orthopaedics

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished episodes of care for elective orthopaedic surgery there were in each year since 1997-98. (249274)

The number of elective finished consultant episodes for trauma and orthopaedics in each year from 1997-98 to present is shown in the following table.

Finished admission episodes

2006-07

634,488

2005-06

596,001

2004-05

565,735

2003-04

552,560

2002-03

512,732

2001-02

473,979

2000-01

469,388

1999-2000

458,267

1998-99

458,946

1997-98

421,815

Note:

1. HES data cannot distinguish orthopaedic episodes only. Data have been provided where the consultant’s main specialty is trauma and orthopaedics.

2. Count of elective finished admission episodes where the consultant’s main specialty is trauma and orthopaedics in 1997-98 to 2006-07.

3. Activity in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector.

Source:

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