Nearly 15 million people attended a first outpatients appointment in 2005-06, of whom 8.7 million were referred by a GP, according to figures released by The Information Centre for health and social care. Fourteen per cent of outpatient activity resulted from trauma and orthopaedics. More than three-quarters of the first appointment referrals were given further referrals.

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Nearly 15 million people attended a first outpatients appointment in 2005-06, of whom 8.7 million were referred by a GP, according to figures released by The Information Centre for health and social care. Fourteen per cent of outpatient activity resulted from trauma and orthopaedics. More than three-quarters of the first appointment referrals were given further referrals.

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