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United Kingdom - England and Wales Weekly Returns Service Annual Report 2009

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Research and Surveillance Centre: Weekly Returns Service Annual Report 2009
Geography 
England, Wales
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
01/2000 - 12/2009
Data type
Administrative record:
  • Epi surveillance
  • Outpatient
  • Primary care
Summary 

The Weekly Returns Service (WRS) of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is a sentinel network of general practitioners (GPs) reporting patient morbidity and encounter data. In 2009, 101 practices contributed to the WRS, with 75 of these delivering data for 50 weeks or more. This annual report includes data on disease incidence gleaned from patient visits. The report describes the representativeness of the WRS, and gives the underlying population numbers by regions, sex, and age groups. Extensive appendices summarize annual incidence rates by sex and age group, at the ICD-9 chapter level, and for a select group of more specific causes. For each group of causes, data are also given on number of episodes and consultations. 

Citation
Suggested citation 
Royal College of General Practitioners. United Kingdom - England and Wales Weekly Returns Service Annual Report 2009. London, United Kingdom: Royal College of General Practitioners.