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NHS GP referrals for first out-patient appointments
Analysis of the outpatient referral dataset
Release date: 24 February 2015
The current report on referrals for outpatient appointments includes those patients who were referred by a GP. We plan to extend this publication to include other sources of referrals for outpatient appointments.
This statistical article describes the impact of including other sources of referrals; and identifies patterns and trends within the data. It also outlines the steps we plan to take with publishing outpatient referrals data in future.
Key points, December 2014
Release date: 4 February 2015
- The number of GP referrals for a first outpatient appointment received at a Welsh Local Health Board was 59,806 in December 2014. There tends to be between 60 and 70 thousand GP referrals per month in Wales.
- This is a 5.9 per cent decrease compared with November 2014 and a 2.8 per cent increase on December 2013. However, this is a volatile series and care should be taken when interpreting short term changes.
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