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Department of Health (National): Statistical press notice: NHS Inpatient and outpatient events

News   •  May 27, 2011 12:15 BST

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:

NHS inpatient and outpatient waiting: elective admission events occurring during the quarter ending 31 March 2011

The key points from the latest release are:

Inpatient Events

The number of decisions to admit has increased by 380,000 to 5.5 million, similarly the number of elective admissions from the list has increased by 360,000 to 4.9 million from 2009-10 to 2010-11.

Outpatient Referrals and attendances

In Quarter 4 of 2010-11:

The number of GP referrals made has increased by 490,000 to 11.6 million and the number of other referrals made has increased by 590,000 to 6.8 million compared to 2009/10.

First attendances at consultant outpatient clinics have increased by 780,000 to 16.8 million and total attendances increased by 2.5million to 52.1 million compared to 2009/10.

Did not attend (DNA) rates for first outpatients appointment was 8.6% compared to 8.8% for 2009/10.

Full tables are available here

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