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Hospital Deaths (Anaesthetics)

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 30 November 1982

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31.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many deaths in hospitals in the last three years have been attributed to the administration of anaesthetics.

The number of deaths in hospitals in England and Wales where anaesthetics were mentioned in the cause of death or in subsequent information supplied by the coroner was as follows:

YearDeaths with mention of anaesthetics
197884
197972
198066
Figures for 1981 are incomplete as a result of industrial action by registration officers.