To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients with each type of gastroenterological condition were seen by a consultant within 18 weeks of referral in the latest period for which figures are available.
Referral to treatment data are not collected at a procedure level. The following table shows October 2007 referral to treatment data for the treatment function gastroenterology.
|Referral to treatment data October 2007|
|C ompleted within 18 weeks|
|Treatment function||Pathway type||Total number of completed pathways in October||Total (with known referral date)||Number of pathways||Percentage of pathways|
| Notes: |
1. "Admitted patients" those admitted to hospital for definitive treatment, usually an operation.
2. "Non-admitted patients" those treated or otherwise without requiring admission e.g. those treated as out-patients.