Select Committee on Health Memoranda


MEMORANDUM

Memorandum by the Department of Health

ANNEX

(Question b)

1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99

(a) GP consultations (1) (millions)
n/a
253.42
260.79
265.59
264.88
270.97
n/a
n/a
(b) GP Written referrals to outpatient clinics (2) (thousands)
6,185
6,808
7,224
7,447
7,687
7,940
8,165
8,296
(c) Outpatient first attendances (2) (thousands)
8,036
8,488
8,832
9,513
10,128
10,415
10,643
10,803
(d) Additions to the inpatient waiting list (3) (thousands)
3,258
3,480
3,502
3,765
3,969
4,112
4,192
4,189
(e) Elective episodes of care (4) (thousands)
n/a
4,026
4,266
4,635
4,907
4,967
5,064
5,475


Notes

  1.  Source: General Household Survey. Data is a 3 year moving average except 1996-97 where only two years' data was available. There was on survey in 1997-98 and results from the 1998-99 survey will be published in November/December 1999.

  2.  NHS Trust based data. Figure for 1998-99 is estimated from quarterly monitoring data.

  3.  Number of additions to the inpatient waiting list are not available split between waiting list and booked admissions. The count of additions to the waiting list do not include planned admissions (which are also excluded from waiting list figures).

  4.  Health Authority based data. Figures are Finished Consultant Episodes (FCEs) in the General & Acute sector.




 
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