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Outpatient activity

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  • Release date: 28 November 2017
  • Period covered: 2016-17
The Outpatient Activity Minimum Dataset includes data on new attendances, total attendances and outpatients who did not attend. Information is included by NHS organisation, hospital site and treatment function.

Key points

  • There were 976,769 new outpatient attendances in Wales, an increase of 63,952 from 912,817 in 2015-16. This increase is driven by a change in recording within Cwm Taf, which is explained in more detail in Section 3 of the report.
  • There were 3,141,535 total outpatient attendances in Wales, an increase of 115,211 from 3,026,324 in 2015-16. This increase is driven by a change in recording within Cwm Taf, which is explained in more detail in Section 3 of the report.
  • The treatment function codes accounting for the largest number of new attendances in Wales were: trauma & orthopaedic, general surgery, ophthalmology, ear, nose & throat and gynaecology.
  • The treatment function codes accounting for the largest number of total attendances in Wales were: trauma & orthopaedic, ophthalmology, general surgery, dermatology and ENT.
  • The ratio of follow-up to new outpatient attendances in Wales was 2.1.
  • The percentage of appointments where the outpatient did not attend (DNA) in Wales was 8.6 per cent.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 3642
Email: stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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