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The discrepancy between the length of the waiting list and eventual admissions from the waiting list was investigated by comparing data from two different sources of routine statistics in the Oxford region. It was estimated that about 28% of the waiting list comprised patients who were not eventually admitted to hospital within the region.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/bmj.295.6607.1197

Type

Journal article

Journal

British medical journal (Clinical research ed.)

Publication Date

11/1987

Volume

295

Pages

1197 - 1198

Addresses

Unit of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Oxford, Headington.

Keywords

Humans, Hospitalization, State Medicine, Appointments and Schedules, Waiting Lists, England, Statistics as Topic