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Gastrointestinal System: Health Services

Health written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley Shadow Secretary of State for Health

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.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

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
Gastroenterology Admitted 10,881 7,905 6,699 85
Non-admitted 16,816 15,581 11,206 72
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.

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