HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c254W
Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many out-patients were treated by the National Health Service in 1987–88; and what was the figure in 1978–79.

Mr. Freeman

The information is given in the table.

New out-patient attendances, NHS hospitals, England. 1987–88 and 1978.
11987–88 8,529,759
21978 7,711,912
Source: SH3: 1978, KI-109 and KH 18: 1987–88.
1 Patients not seen by a doctor are no longer counted.
The figure for 1987–88 is for the financial year.
2 The figure for 1978 is for the calendar year.

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