The key points from the latest release are:
· During the quarter ending 31 December 2009, 15,844 operations were cancelled at the last minute for non-clinical reasons. In the same period in 2008, there were 16,094 cancelled operations.
· Cancelled operations during the quarter represented 0.9% of all elective activity, compared to 1.0% in the corresponding period in 2008/09.
· Of these cancellations, 604 (3.8%) of patients were not treated within 28 days of a cancellation. In the same period in 2008, 668 (4.2%) of patients were not treated within 28 days.
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