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Median time waited (days) for knee replacement operations(1) for Halton and St. Helens Primary Care Trust (PCT) of residence (2006-07, 2007-08), Halton PCT (2001-02 to 2005-06) and England are shown in the following table.
(1) The main procedure is the first recorded procedure or intervention in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data set and is usually the most resource intensive procedure or intervention performed during the episode.
|Median t ime waited (days)|
|Primary Care Trust of residence||Regional||National (England)|
|2007-08||Halton and St Helens Primary Care Trust||96||114|
|2006-07||Halton and St Helens Primary Care Trust||148||156|
|2005-06||Halton Primary Care Trust||193||169|
|2004-05||Halton Primary Care Trust||252||203|
|2003-04||Halton Primary Care Trust||262||253|
|2002-03||Halton Primary Care Trust||309||281|
|2001-02||Halton Primary Care Trust||380||277|
| Source: |
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The NHS Information Centre for health and social care