Table 4.3.5 Numbers of surgical procedures: all, main, and day case procedures according to OPCS-4 chapter in England 2000–2001

Surgical procedureOPCS-4 chapterOPCS-4 codeAll proceduresMain proceduresDay case procedures
No(%)No(%)No(%)
Source: Department of Health, 2004.453
Nervous systemAA01-A84238 932(1.9)202 455(3.1)127 048(2.2)
Endocrine system and breastBB01-B3799 845(0.8)90 301(1.4)25 592(0.4)
EyeCC01-C86705 740(5.6)410 667(6.3)547 550(9.5)
EarDD01-D28125 523(1.0)94 788(1.5)73 919(1.3)
Respiratory tractEE01-E63318 165(2.5)205 984(3.2)99 373(1.7)
MouthFF01-F5828 0249(2.2)235 335(3.6)173 268(3.0)
Upper digestive tractGG01-G82635 154(5.0)561 572(8.6)403 190(7.0)
Lower digestive tractHH01-H62571 089(4.5)474 073(7.3)328 653(5.7)
Other abdominal organs—principally digestiveJJ01–J72128 886(1.0)97 102(1.5)13 678(0.2)
HeartKK01–K71295 807(2.3)195 351(3.0)93 205(1.6)
Arteries and veinsLL01–L97293 139(2.3)182 761(2.8)86 426(1.5)
UrinaryMM01–M83672 821(5.3)525 198(8.1)323 036(5.6)
Male genital organsNN01–N34112 939(0.9)97 304(1.5)74 337(1.3)
Lower female genital tractPP01–P31105 450(0.8)73 654(1.1)56 414(1.0)
Upper female genital tractQQ01–Q56632 020(5.0)434 024(6.7)364 276(6.3)
Female genital tract associated with pregnancy, birth, and puerperiumRR01–R34947 964(7.5)526 861(8.1)2 159(0.0)
SkinSS01–S70446 162(3.5)315 840(4.9)246 583(4.3)
Soft tissueTT01–T96436 789(3.4)306 272(4.7)128 271(2.2)
Bones and joints of skull and spineVV01–V5491 021(0.7)71 820(1.1)34 480(0.6)
Other bones and jointsWW01–W92653 005(5.1)536 079(8.2)177 102(3.1)
Miscellaneous and subsidiary operationsXX01–X591 106 086(8.7)872 017(13.4)544 845(9.4)
Subsidiary classification of operationsY–ZY01–Z923 806 538(30.0)0(0.0)1 869 195(32.3)
All operationsA–ZA01–Z921 2703 240(100.0)6 509 426(100.0)5 792 598(100.0)