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Kidney Patients (Treatment Cost)

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give the latest available figures on the annual cost of treating a kidney patient by (a) transplant and one year's follow up, (b) hospital haemodialysis, (c) home haemodialysis and (d) continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.

[pursuant to his reply, 23 February 1982, c. 349]: The estimated annual costs at November 1981 prices, excluding drugs and investigations, are £10,600 for hospital haemodialysis, £7,000 for home haemodialysis and £6,200 for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. I regret the error in my earlier reply to the hon. Member in which the figures quoted were at 1980 prices, and not 1981 as stated. The figures have also been revised to take account of the completion of work at one of the hospitals covered in the Department's study. Our estimate for the cost of an uncomplicated kidney transplant and one year's follow up remains—with the qualification stated in my earlier reply—at about £5,000.