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Determining local service levels for an endometrial ablation service

Benchmarks for a standard population

Available data suggest that the standard benchmark rate for endometrial ablation is 0.058% per year, or 58 per 100,000 female population.

For a standard primary care trust with a population of 250,000, assuming 50% are female the average number of women requiring endometrial ablation would be 73 per year (0.058% of the female population).

For an average practice with a list size of 10,000, assuming 50% are female the average number of women requiring endometrial ablation would be 3 per year (0.058% of the female population).

This service is likely to fall under programme budgeting category 218X (maternity and reproductive health).

Examine the assumptions used in estimating these figures.

Use the endometrial ablation commissioning and benchmarking tool to determine the level of service that might be needed locally and to calculate the cost of commissioning the service using the indicative benchmark and/or your own local data.

Further information

Sources of further information to help you in assessing local health needs and reducing health inequalities include:

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