§ Mr. Hastings
asked the Minister of Health how many domiciliary visits were made by consultants and senior hospital medical officers for which claims for payment have been submitted to the four metropolitan regional hospital boards during 1956–57 in respect of general medicine, general surgery, gynaecology, anasthetics, diseases of the chest, paediatrics, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otorhino-laryngology, pathology, physical medicine, psychological medicine, radiology, tropical medicine, and urology, respectively.12W
§ Mr. R. Thompson
The number of domiciliary visits in the area of the metropolitan hospital boards in 1956, the last year for which figures are available, was as follows:
Specialty Visits by Consultants Senior Hospital Medical Officers General medicine 24,470 2,524 General surgery 15,205 732 Gynaecology and obstetrics 4,538 387 Anaesthetics 169 11 Diseases of the chest 983 405 Paediatrics 3,352 214 Ophthalmology 2,506 494 Traumatic and orthopaedic surgery 4,101 289 Oto-rhino-laryngology 2,935 87 Pathology 3,853 1,043 Physical medicine 1,375 6 Psychiatry 5,345 787 Radiology 2,980 Nil Urology* Nil Nil Tropical medicine* Nil Nil *Some visits may have been made and classified under another heading.
Information about the number of these visits for which payment was not claimed is not available.