Table 4

Number of repeatedly removed patients by frequency removed within-year from 1999 to 2011 (to end of March) in Scotland1
Year til March Number of patients removed per number of times As percentage of total removals
Number of times removed 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 +
19992 264 71 24 9 12 11 6 2 7 13.3%
20003 90 20 4 3 8 8 8 1 4 6.5%
2001 149 32 13 12 1 0 0 1 4 9.4%
2002 256 59 26 7 3 1 1 0 1 12.4%
2003 147 33 10 2 3 0 0 0 2 7.0%
20044 159 35 9 5 1 1 3 0 3 7.1%
2005 154 29 4 6 2 0 0 2 2 6.0%
2006 102 15 6 3 0 0 0 0 2 6.0%
2007 118 15 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 5.1%
2008 106 9 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.6%
2009 121 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.3%
2010 74 8 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 2.8%
2011 95 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.8%

1 Data from personal communication: Information Services Division NHS National Services: Patient removal data including repeat removals from GP lists in Scotland, 1999 to end of March 2011. 15-11-2011.

2 Excludes repeat data for Greater Glasgow, Fife and Dumfries and Galloway Health Board.

3 Excludes repeat data for Greater Glasgow and Lanarkshire Health Board.

4 2001-2004 inclusive excludes repeat data for Greater Glasgow Health Board.

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Williamson et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:95   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-95

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