Patients Referred


Quarterly data on referrals to AHP MSK services at health board level, Scotland totals are also included. Latest Publication

This datafile includes data on patients referred to the Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service (MATS) operated by NHS 24 which is a phone service for people experiencing symptoms of MSK disorders that are referred to self management. These referrals are presented at ‘All AHP MSK Specialties (including MATS)’ level only.

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Data Dictionary

Column Type Label Description
Quarter text The reference period as quarter (YYYYQN)
HBT text 9-digit code for health board of treatment and country code for Scotland

Health board labels Country labels

Specialty text Data is presented for All Specialties, All Specialties (including MATS), Chiropody/Podiatry, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics and Physiotherapy
NumberOfReferrals numeric Number of patients who were referred to hospital for treatment
NumberOfReferralsQF text Qualifier for NumberOfReferrals

Qualifier information

ReferralsPerOneHundredThousandPopulation numeric Number of patients who were referred to hospital for treatment as a rate per 100000 population
ReferralsPerOneHundredThousandPopulationQF text Qualifier for ReferralsPerOneHundredThousandPopulation

Qualifier information

Additional Information

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Data last updated June 21, 2022
Metadata last updated October 14, 2019
Created October 14, 2019
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