Department of Health: NHS cancelled operations, quarter ending 31 March 2010
The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:
NHS cancelled operations, quarter ending 31 March 2010
The key points from the latest release are:
· During the quarter ending 31 March 2010, 19,202 operations were cancelled at the last minute for non-clinical reasons. In the same period in 2009, there were 19,863 cancelled operations.
· Cancelled operations during the quarter represented 1.1% of all elective activity, compared to 1.2% in the corresponding period in 2008/09.
· Of these cancellations, 857 (4.4%) of patients were not treated within 28 days of a cancellation. In the same period in 2009, 1088 (5.5%) of patients were not treated within 28 days.
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