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NHS inpatient and outpatient referrals and attendances

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Latest national statistics on NHS inpatient elective admission events and outpatient referrals and attendances

The latest national statistics on NHS inpatient elective admission events and outpatient referrals and attendances - quarter ending 30 September 2011 are published today.

These figures include data for England, strategic health authorities, and NHS trusts and primary care trusts.

Key points from the release were:

  • decisions to admit increased by 3,456 (0.2%) remaining at 1.4 million
  • number of elective admissions increased by 21,858 (1.8%) to 1.3 million
  • GP referrals decreased by 120,293 (-4.0%) to 2.9 million
  • other referrals increased by 47,759 (2.8%) to 1.8 million
  • attendances at consultant outpatient clinics decreased by 95,994 (-2.2%) to 4.3 million
  • total attendancesdecreased by 75,382 (-0.6%) to 13.2 million compared to quarter two 2010/11.