Services received: Patient discharge and case-weight information

Published online: 
02 May 2017

Summary

These tables show the number of people in your area who were discharged from surgical specialties. It shows both the number of patients discharged and the case weights attributed to those patients.

Case weights measure the relative complexity of the treatment given to each patient. For example, a cataract operation will receive a case weight of approximately 0.5, while a hip replacement will receive 4 case weights. This difference reflects the resources needed for each operation, in terms of theatre time, number of days in hospital, etc.

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